by Ann Barrett
Dalhousie researchers serving as corresponding authors now have their fees waived when publishing in the open access journal PLOS Medicine,
through a new initiative called Community Action Publishing (CAP). The aim of this model is to eliminate author publication fees and help build a more equitable future for Open Access.
The Dalhousie Libraries have joined this CAP initiative through our partners at CRKN (Canadian Research Knowledge Network).
Should your work be accepted for publication in PLOS Medicine, indicate your Dalhousie University institutional affiliation in the submission system, and you won’t be invoiced for any article processing fees. Follow the steps for submission as indicated, and if asked, you should confirm that Dalhousie is a Community Action Publishing (CAP) institutional partner.
Both corresponding and contributing authors have benefits — if you are the corresponding author, your publication fees are automatically covered. If the corresponding author is not a member, but at least one of the manuscript’s co-authors is a member, a 25% discount is available towards the non-member fee.
This agreement applies only to PLOS Medicine; it does not apply to any other PLOS titles like PLOS One.
PLOS Medicine publishes articles in the area of major biological, environmental, social, and political determinants of health with a targeted readership of clinicians, policy makers, and researchers across a range of settings. PLOS Medicine is indexed in PubMed, Embase, and Scopus.