The funding designated for covering the Article Processing Charges (APCs) for Frontiers' articles has been exhausted. Thus, University Libraries will no longer approve new requests for covering APCs to publish Open Access (OA) in Frontiers' journals.
The Libraries' OA agreements with the following publishers are still available:
- Institute of Physics (IOP) — IOP publishes more than 75 journals; University of Miami authors can publish open access articles in IOP journals through 2025.
- Public Library of Science (PLOS) — The PLOS agreement enables University of Miami authors to publish in any of 12 journals with article processing charges covered by the Libraries; this agreement is effective through 2024.
All corresponding authors who are current staff members, researchers (permanent, temporary and/or visiting), or students at the University of Miami at the time of submission, can publish open access in IOP journals at no cost to themselves. The corresponding author is the author who submits the manuscript and is responsible for communicating with the journal during the submission, peer review and publication process.
What this publishing program includes:
- Articles accepted beginning January 1, 2023 will be eligible for transformative agreement funding to enable authors to publish open access with no cost to themselves.
- Research paper, special issue, letter and review article types.
- Full title list of eligible IOP journals
A small number of journals attach additional charges including, but not limited to, page charges. These remain payable by the authors.
You may find IOP's author guide submitting under a transformative agreement helpful. It is located in the transformative agreement hub.
Qualified articles must have a University of Miami corresponding author. The corresponding author should include a University of Miami email address in the article. Research and review articles receive priority for approval of open access publishing support. Once 195 open access articles have been approved, authors will be required to pay any subsequent open access article processing charges as these charges cannot be covered by the Libraries.
This program ends on December 31, 2026 and the number of articles covered for 2025 & 2026 are yet to be determined.