Easier Open Publishing with Wiley Journals
The Johns Hopkins Libraries are piloting an agreement with Wiley to promote Open Access and make it easier for our researchers and authors to achieve.
The Johns Hopkins Libraries have entered into a new agreement with Wiley. For the next three years part of the subscription fee we pay Wiley to read their journals will be diverted to cover article processing charges (APCs) for articles that meet the following criteria:
JHU researcher currently listed in JHED is the corresponding author
Article is a research or review paper (Wiley categorizes these as ‘original articles’)
Article is accepted by a hybrid Wiley journal after 29 March, 2021
The Wiley Author Services system will present JHU authors with information about this program and the option to participate. Articles will be made Open Access without embargo if you choose this option.
Our goal with this pilot is to determine how sustainable this method of funding journal publishing is. Funding is finite and we might expend all the money before the end of a calendar year. In that case, notes will be posted in the Wiley Author System.
TOME Monograph Subvention Grants
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.
Johns Hopkins Libraries Support Community Action Publishing for PLOS Medicine and PLOS Biology
Johns Hopkins Libraries have joined the PLOS Community Action Publishing program. Our participation in this program ensures that articles accepted by PLOS Medicine and PLOS Biology with corresponding authors from Johns Hopkins, will not be charged an APCs. This program also extends discounts to your corresponding authors for papers where you are a co-author. See the FAQ for more details.
Please contact Robin Sinn, email@example.com, with questions.
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.
MDPI - The MDPI Institutional Open Access Program gives JHU authors a 10% discount on APCs.
SpringerOpen - Johns Hopkins University researchers and students receive a 15% discount on article processing charges in journals that are part of:
Nucleic Acids Research - Author charges are $1385 per article, a 50% discount.
PNAS - As of 1/2021, the discounted OA fee JHU authors should pay to make their PNAS article immediately Open Access is $2000, per their Instruction for Authors, page xix. Please remember that all PNAS articles become freely available 6 months after publication.
JH Libraries Support Open Content
The Hopkins Libraries financially support open content and platforms that provide open content. Below are some of those initiatives. Often that support is through a membership. Subscribe to Open is a business model several journals are using; if enough libraries agree to continue paying subscriptions, the journal will make the content openly available.
JH Libraries Support Open Access
As a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Johns Hopkins Libraries are a signatory by proxy to the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities.
Johns Hopkins Scholarly Communications Group's response to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Request for Information: Public Access to Peer-Reviewed Scholarly Publications Resulting From Federally Funded Research.
Johns Hopkins' response to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Request for Information: Public Access to Digital Data Resulting From Federally Funded Scientific Research.