Free Open Access publishing with Cambridge University Press!
The Johns Hopkins University Libraries have signed on to a three year Read & Publish deal with Cambridge University Press in conjunction with the NERL consortium. Johns Hopkins University (JHU) researchers who are corresponding authors can now choose to publish open access in Cambridge University Press journals beginning January 1, 2022--for free!
The goal of this partnership is to ensure more of JHU’s research is published open access without added costs to the researcher. The agreement includes access to all Cambridge journals and covers article processing charges (APCs) in fully open access or hybrid open access journals.
JHU authors must opt-in to open access upon article submission to take advantage of this deal. Authors can also retroactively ensure articles are open access if not selected initially (2022 articles only). Please use your JHU email address when submitting to avoid delays.
Please direct any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free Open Access Publishing with Wiley Journals!
The Johns Hopkins Libraries is now in year two of a three year agreement with Wiley to promote Open Access by paying or reducing article processing charges (APC) for JHU authors. During this time, part of the subscription fee the Libraries pay Wiley to read their journals is being diverted to cover article processing charges (APCs).
Due to funding limitations, the APC funding for 2022 was depleted as of June 2022. Additional funding will be made available in January 2023. Now that funding is depleted, authors wishing to publish Open Access with Wiley are eligible for an automatic 5% discount on their APC fees. The article must meet the following criteria:
- JHU researcher is currently listed in JHED and is the corresponding author
- Article is a research or review paper.
- Article is accepted by a hybrid Wiley journal.
The Wiley Author Services system will present JHU authors with information about the discount and the option to participate. Articles will be made Open Access without embargo if you choose this option. Please use your JHU email address when submitting to avoid delays.
For other options to make your research freely available to your readers, please see the list of other Open Access deals supported by the JHU Libraries on this page.
The goal of this pilot deal is to determine the sustainability of this method of funding journal publishing for JHU libraries. During this time, part of the subscription fee the Libraries pay Wiley to read their journals will be diverted to cover APCs. Please help us with this effort by using the service and providing us with feedback! Any questions or input should be directed to email@example.com.
Free Open Access Monograph Grants through TOME!
JHU TOME Monograph Subvention Grants provide funding to Johns Hopkins faculty for the publication of new open-access digital monographs.
Johns Hopkins University joined the Toward an Open Monograph Ecosystem (TOME) initiative in 2020 to facilitate greater access to its faculty’s scholarship through open-access publishing. Five monograph subvention grants will be awarded by the Johns Hopkins Libraries over two academic years, 2020/2021 and 2021/2022, with funding from the Office of the Provost. The grants will provide up to $15,000 per academic monograph—paid to a participating university press on the author’s behalf—to make a digital copy of the monograph available free of charge under a Creative Commons license through MuseOpen.
Details and application form are available at https://www.library.jhu.edu/library-services/scholarly-communication/tome-grant/. We encourage faculty to email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Free Open Access Publishing with PLoS!
PLOS Community Action Publishing Program:
This program also extends 25% discounts to your corresponding authors from other institutions for papers on which you are a co-author.
See the FAQ for more details.
Free Open Access Publishing with Microbiology Society!
Free Open Access publishing with Company of Biologists!
APC Discounts with Open Access Publishers
Below are several journals that offer some type of discount to JHU authors. Please check publisher's website for the most recent details. Please use your JHU email address when submitting to avoid delays.
MDPI - The MDPI Institutional Open Access Program - 10% discount.
SpringerOpen - 15% discount on journals in the following collections:
Nucleic Acids Research - 50% discount. Note: discount applies only to the journal Nucleic Acids Research and does not include other NAR titles.
- PNAS - because JHU pays for a traditional subscription with PNAS, JHU authors are eligible for a 9% ($500) discount for making their articles Open Access immediately. Please see the PNAS’ Author Center for further information. Note: PNAS will also grant waivers for authors who do not have funding to cover APCs (for example, in mathematics and astronomy, or from lower-income countries).
JH Libraries Support Open Content
The Johns Hopkins Libraries are committed to supporting open scholarship. Below are some of the open resources we financially support. If you'd like to suggest other open content, please contact your department librarian.