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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 GUMC affiliates. These partnerships are pilot programs to examine this publishing business model and details can be found on the publisher pages linked to on the left.  

Other than the publishers/titles listed on the pages linked to on the left,  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. 

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.

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.