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Open Access Publishing and Resources

Guide to open access content and publishing, including NIH Public Access requirements

DML Open Access Partnerships

Open access publishing has shifted the cost of publishing from subscribers to authors or institutions.  A 2021 article in BMJ Open reported that the median article publishing charge (APC) paid by high-impact medical researchers was $2,900. (Source)  This charge is also sometimes referred to as the article processing charge or the publication fee. 

Dahlgren Memorial Library has a limited number partnerships with publishers that provide waived or discounted fees to affiliates.  These partnerships are pilot programs to examine this publishing business model.    Authors that participate are asked to include an acknowledgement statement  funding support is in part from Georgetown University Medical Center.

Many publishers use an author's ORCID affiliation to determine eligibility for the waived or discounted APC.   GUMC Authors should ensure that their ORCID credentials (see below) indicate their current employment within the Georgetown University Medical Center.

  • BMJ Case Reports  -  Covers the cost of submission and upon acceptance the article will be open access for other readers with a BMJ fellows account. Does not cover an optional fee to make the article open access to non-BMJ fellows.  Please contact dmlresources@georgetown.edu prior to submission for details.
     
  • AAAS Science Advances  - discount for Georgetown affiliates
     
  • Cambridge University Press - waived article processing charges for journals and article types covered by the agreement
     
  • PLOS Journalspublishing fees for all PLOS journals are waived for GUMC affiliates.
     
  • The Company of Biologists - publishing fees for Development, Journal of Cell Science, Journal of Experimental Biology, Disease Models & Mechanisms and Biology Open are waived for GUMC Affiliates.  The author guidelines provide directions for submission.
     
  • Future Science/Future Medicine-  fees for the following titles are waived for GUMC affiliates excluding drug evaluation articles and content/research sponsored or funded by pharma/biotech. 
  • Bioanalysis 
  • Future Medicinal Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutical Patent Analyst 
  • Therapeutic Delivery
  • Biomarkers in Medicine
  • Epigenomics
  • Future Cardiology
  • Future Microbiology
  • Future Oncology
  • Future Virology 
  • Immunotherapy 
  • Journal of 3D Printing in Medicine
  • Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research 
  • Nanomedicine 
  • Neurodegenerative Disease Management 
  • Pain Management 
  • Personalized Medicine 
  • Pharmacogenomics 
  • Regenerative Medicine 
  • BioTechniques 
  • Future Drug Discovery 
  • Future Science 
  • International Journal of Pharmacokinetics 
  • Breast Cancer Management 
  • CNS Oncology 
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Concussion
  • Future Neurology 
  • Future Rare Diseases 
  • Hepatic Oncology 
  • International Journal of Endocrine Oncology 
  • International Journal of Hematologic Oncology 
  • Lung Cancer Management 
  • Melanoma Management 

Other than the publishers/titles listed above,  DML does not have the funds to subsidize APCs. Support for open access publishing at Georgetown University Medical Center is most often paid through grant or departmental funds. 

ORCID Profile

Many publishers use an author's ORCID affiliation to determine eligibility for the waived or discounted APC.   GUMC Authors should ensure that their ORCID credentials indicate their current employment within the Georgetown University Medical Center.

Recent Articles

The GUMC authors of these recently published open access articles were granted discounted or waived publication (author) fees due to  DML's Open Access partnerships.