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Open Access Publishing and Resources

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

PLOS Agreement


It is recommended that authors read the "fine print" on the publisher site very carefully before submission as each agreement covers different types of articles and has different requirements for authors.


Description PLOS publishing fees are waived for all PLOS journals
Available to Corresponding authors with a current, full time Georgetown University Medical Center affiliation

PLOS Biology 
PLOS Climate
PLOS Complex Systems
PLOS Computational Biology
PLOS Digital Health
PLOS Genetics
PLOS Global Public Health
PLOS Medicine
PLOS Mental Health
PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases
PLOS Pathogens
PLOS Sustainability and Transformation 
PLOS Water

Copyright Details PLOS applies the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY) license, or other comparable licenses that allow free and unrestricted use, to published articles and other works.
Instutional Repository Authors are encourged to ask the publisher if their article is eligible to be added into an insitutional repository.  If so,  please contact and a DML  staff member will facilitate access into the DigitalGeorgetown institutional repository.
Submission Guidelines

Submissions instructions for PLOS ONE, PLOS Computational Biology, PLOS Complex Systems, PLOS Pathogens, PLOS Mental Health,  PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, PLOS Genetics, PLOS Digital Health, PLOS Water, PLOS Climate, and PLOS Global Public Health can be found on the Flat Fee Agreement Instructions

Submissions instructions for PLOS Biology, PLOS Medicine, and PLOS Sustainability & Transformation can be found on the CAP Agreement Author instructions

Authors that participate are asked to include the acknowledgement statement: funding support is in part from Georgetown University Medical Center.