Why Become a PLOS Institutional Member?
Receive a publication fee discount
- Member-affiliated researchers receive a 10% discount on publication fees in all PLOS journals: PLOS Biology, PLOS Medicine, PLOS Computational Biology, PLOS Genetics, PLOS Pathogens, PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, and PLOS ONE
- A membership allows libraries and institutions to show their support of open-access publishing through subsidizing the publication fees by offering a tangible incentive – discounted fees – for their researchers to publish in PLOS’s open-access journals.
Policy and educational support
- Provide consultation and support in educating researchers, faculty, and administration about open access
- Offer guidance in leveraging Open Access Week within your institution
- Provide institutional publishing stats, usage reports, and article level metrics
Show your support of OA
- An opportunity for universities, funders of research, and other organizations to show their support of OA and PLOS’s work toward making the world’s scientific and medical literature a freely available public resource
- Member institutions are listed on the PLOS website members page.
Institutional membership fees are based on how much your institution has published with PLOS in the past and how much you have entered into PubMed. For a membership quote please contact Donna Okubo, Senior Manager for Community Outreach and Advocacy, at +1 (415) 624 1213 or email her.
The Public Library of Science is a tax-exempt, 501(c)3, not-for-profit organization headquartered in San Francisco, California (Federal Tax ID 68-0492065). PLOS reserves the right to deny membership to any institution or consortium.