Scholarly Communications Update: New Agreement with PLOS

From: Larry Alford, Chief Librarian 
Date: January 27, 2022
Re: Scholarly Communications Update: New Agreement with PLOS

The University of Toronto has expanded its agreement with the Public Library of Science (PLOS) to fully cover author publication costs for all twelve PLOS journals, including PLOS ONE.

Under the terms of this agreement, which began on January 1, 2022, and was negotiated via the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), U of T corresponding authors benefit from unlimited publishing in all PLOS journals without having to pay any article processing fees.

In the case of PLOS Medicine, PLOS Biology, and the newly-launched PLOS Sustainability and Transformation, this agreement continues a key benefit of our previous agreement and extends a 25% discount to non-U of T corresponding authors for papers where U of T researchers are co-authors.

This deal is part of the ongoing strategy by the University of Toronto Libraries (UTL) to support initiatives that work towards immediate and barrier-free access to research. For more information explaining how this agreement works visit UTL’s Publishing Discounts webpage for details of the PLOS Flat Fee deal and the continuing PLOS CAP deal.

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