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Open Access at PFW

Purdue Libraries Enter New Open Access Partnerships

Effective January 1, 2021, Purdue Libraries have secured new open access publishing partnerships with the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and Public Library of Science (PLOS) that extend to include the Fort Wayne campus. As stated in a February 22 press release from Purdue Libraries, PFW faculty “interested in publishing their scholarship in corresponding journals can choose to retain copyright and publish their articles as open access, immediately and without embargoes, at no cost to them.”

The new agreement with ACM covers both the subscription access to journals and publishing costs for Purdue, PFW, and Purdue Northwest authors who publish articles as open access in the ACM Digital Library.

Entered into with the Big Ten Academic Alliance, the agreement with PLOS is made possible through Purdue’s membership in the publisher’s Community Action Publishing program, which enables unlimited publishing in PLOS Medicine and PLOS Biology via an annual institutional fee paid by the Purdue Libraries with no additional author fees.

While PFW authors do not currently share in Purdue’s open access agreement with Cambridge University Press, Helmke Library will continue working to join in partnerships that increase opportunities and support for the open access scholarship of PFW faculty and students.