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Researchers working at any organisation participating in the Bibsam consortium will be able to publish articles in PLOS journals free of charge. The research funders cover the cost.

The four research funders Swedish Research Council, Forte, Formas, and Vinnova have decided to jointly fund publishing with publishers who only publish fully open access journals during 2024 and 2025. This means that researchers at Umeå University can publish articles in PLOS journals without having to pay a publishing fee (APC, article processing charge). The same conditions apply to all researchers linked to an organisation in the Bibsam consortium.

List of participating organisations in the Bibsam consortium (in Swedish)

Terms and conditions for Umeå University

  • You must be the corresponding author, i.e., the one handling communication with the publisher and journal.
  • Your Umeå University affiliation must be stated in the published article.
  • Use your university email ending with @umu.se. The email domain is often used to recognise your eligibility.
  • The agreement covers all article types.
  • Your article will be published under a CC BY license.

How the publishing process works

Information for authors:

Publish with PLOS

Information video on how authors can take advantage of the agreement and submit articles:

Submitting in Editorial Manager for APC-free publishing

Latest update: 2024-04-26