Program Participants

Institutional Account Participants

The following institutions have made arrangements with PLOS to pay the Article Processing Charges (APC) on behalf of their researchers. Only corresponding authors with affiliation with the institutions are funded.

The institutions reserve the right to accept or reject who they will fund per their internal funding policies. For APC in which the institution does not accept responsibility per their review, PLOS will invoice the authors individually.

Please note that some UK Institutions will only provide Open Access funding for publication costs associated with research projects that are funded by Research Council UK (RCUK) or Wellcome Trust grants. The Wellcome Trust will refund open access publication costs related to their grants, even after the grant is closed. Existing Research Council UK grants (awarded before 1 April 2013) permit open access publication costs to be charged as direct costs during the lifetime of the grant. Beginning 1 April 2013, RCUK provided separate APC block grants to designated UK institutions to pay for open access publication costs. See below for institutions with such restrictions.

If you have any questions, please direct your questions via email to: InstitutionalAccounts@plos.org.

Institutions

Bielefeld University
Bielefeld, Germany
Open Access Policy

Brunel University
Middlesex, United Kingdom
Open Access Policy

ETH Zurich
Zurich, Switzerland
Open Access Policy

Fondazione Telethon
(Telethon Foundation on behalf of Telethon Institutes)
Rome, Italy
Open Access Policy

George Mason University
Virginia, United States
Open Access Policy

Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres
Open Access Policy

Lund University
Lund, Sweden
Open Access Policy

Max Planck Institutes
Muenchen, Germany
Open Access Policy

Memorial University of Newfoundland
St John’s NL, Canada
Open Access Policy

Newcastle University
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Open Access Policy
*RCUK funded authors only

Odense University Hospital
(funded by University of Southern Denmark)
Odense, Denmark
Open Access Policy

Simon Fraser University
British Columbia, Canada
Open Access Policy

Queen Mary University of London
London, United Kingdom
Open Access Policy
*RCUK and Wellcome Trust funded authors only

Queen’s University Belfast
Belfast, Ireland
Open Access Policy

University College London (UCL)
London, United Kingdom
Open Access Policy

University of Birmingham
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Open Access Policy

University of Goettingen
Goettingen, Germany
Open Access Policy

University of Leeds
Leeds, United Kingdom
Open Access Policy
*RCUK funded authors only

University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Canada
Open Access Policy

University of Regensburg
Regensburg, Germany
Open Access Policy

University of Southern Denmark
Odense, Denmark
Open Access Policy

University of Stuttgart
Stuttgart, Germany
Open Access Policy