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Umeå University researchers can publish at no cost in PLOS journals. Read more about the terms of our agreement with the publisher for 2023 and see what it means for you here.

The publication fee is paid by the library via an agreement between the library and PLOS. This applies to publication in all journals from the open access publisher PLOS.

Terms and conditions

  • 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 e-mail ending with @umu.se. The e-mail domain is often used to recognize your eligibility.
  • The agreement applies to articles with a 2023 acceptance date.
  • Your article will be published under a CC BY license.

How the publishing process works

PLOS Medicine, PLOS Biology and PLOS Sustainability and Transformation

Your affiliation to Umeå University will be automatically identified when you submit manuscripts to PLOS Medicine, PLOS Biology or PLOS Sustainability and Transformation.

Other PLOS journals

As an author, you must:

  1. Log in with your umu.se e-mail in PLOS Editorial Manager
  2. Under the heading "Institution Related Information", enter Umeå University and select Umeå University from the drop-down menu that appears. It is important to use the menu to be identified correctly. Preferably select "Umeå University" and not department or faculty.
  3. In the step "Additional information", under the heading "Publication fees", select "My institution will fully or partially pay the fee...". Select Umeå University from the drop-down menu under the heading "Institutional Account Program".

Submitting in Editorial Manager for APC-free publishing (film)

If you receive an invoice from the publisher even though your article meets the conditions, contact the library and partnerships@plos.org.

More information and contact

Open access publishing agreements

As a researcher at Umeå University, you can publish open access free of charge in many journals.

Latest update: 2023-01-04