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UW Joins PLOS Community Action Publishing and Global Equity Model

New agreement covers 100% of article costs for UW-affiliated authors and specific publications.

The UW Libraries has joined the PLOS Community Action Publishing and PLOS Global Equity programs. The agreement with PLOS, a nonprofit open access publisher, covers 100% of the article cost for UW-affiliated corresponding and contributing authors, benefitting UW authors and readers everywhere. The agreement includes six PLOS journals:

PLOS Community Action Publishing

PLOS Global Equity Model

This agreement with PLOS is our third transformational "read and publish" publisher agreement, joining earlier agreements with Cambridge University Press Gold and Hybrid Journals and ACM Open. This investment was made possible through Provost Reinvestment Funds dedicated to expand support for open access publishing by UW authors. For a description of our open access agreements visit the UW Libraries Investments in Open Access page.

Questions about this agreement can be sent to: