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Integrative Biology

This guide is designed to help researchers in integrative biology navigate library and information-related resources.

UT OA Publishing Deals

Open Access Publishing Deals

The University of Texas at Austin Libraries (UTL) aims to improve open access publishing and more generally broad access to scholarly resources. One of the ways UTL does this is to enter into agreements with publishers that push the boundary of traditional pay to access models. Our agreements and support options are complex and subject to change. Several of the current open access publishing deals that may be of interest to scientists are listed on this page. For more information, please see the related guides section.

Instructions for UT Austin PLOS Authors

Note 4-5-2023: PLOS has made some changes to their interface that may temporarily make it seem as though UT Austin corresponding authors need to pay an APC for publishing with a PLOS journal - you do not. If you have any questions about this process, please contact Colleen Lyon - contact info in the upper right.

UT Libraries (UTL) has an agreement with PLOS that includes unlimited open access (OA) publishing for UT Austin corresponding authors in all PLOS journals. In order to qualify for the fee free publishing with PLOS, your article must be accepted for publication on or after 3/1/2023, and you'll need to identify the University of Texas at Austin as your institution during the submission process.

Here is some brief information about what the steps to OA publication look like:

  • You'll be able to select institutional funding for APCs in the Additional Information step of the article submission process.
  • In that step, there is a Publication Fees section.
  • Click the radio button for "My institution will fully or partially pay the fee as a member of the PLOS Institutional Account Program".
  • After clicking that radio button, a drop down menu will appear and you'll need to select the University of Texas at Austin from that list.


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