Open Access Publishing Resources

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Open Access @ Purdue

Open Access Publishing Resources

Publishing Discounts and Funds

BioMed Central (BMC): BioMed Central publishes 250 peer-reviewed open access journals. Purdue University is a Supporter Member, which means that when you publish in any BioMed Central or SpringerOpen journal, you will receive a 15% discount on the article-processing charge.

DeGruyter: 10% discount

Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development (JAFSCD): Purdue is a shareholder for Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development (JAFSCD). Being a shareholder, Purdue authors have the $500 APC waived.

MDPI: 10% discount

SPIE: Purdue authors receive a 25% discount on the three Gold OA journals:
Advanced Photonics:
Journal of Biomedical Optics:

Purdue University Libraries Open Access Publishing Fund

Resources at Purdue

HathiTrust – A digital library of more than 9 million books, manuscripts, and government documents, digitized from library collections. The mission of HathiTrust is “to contribute to the common good by collecting, organizing, preserving, communicating, and sharing the record of human knowledge”. At Purdue, full-text items HathiTrust items in the public domain are now accessible from the Libraries catalog.

Purdue University Press – The scholarly publishing unit for Purdue and publishes in several key areas, including business, technology, health, veterinary medicine, and other selected disciplines.

Purdue e-Pubs – a digital document repository including e-books, papers, reports, dissertations, journal articles, and other documents by Purdue authors. Purdue e-Pubs is a repository for Purdue faculty, staff, and student publications, and provides online publishing support for the Purdue community.

Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) – An international alliance of libraries working to change the scholarly publishing system.

The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) : The DOAJ aims to be the one stop shop for users by providing a comprehensive list of open access scientific and scholarly journals that use a quality control system to guarantee the content.

Open Access Week is a global celebration to raise awareness of open access in scholarship and research. Purdue has celebrated Open Access since 2007, with visiting speakers, panels of Purdue faculty, and informational displays.