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Open Acesss Publishing: PLOS

PLOS Procedures

Open Access Publishing with PLOS Journals

Khalifa University has reached an agreement with PLOS that will allow KU authors to publish an unlimited number of journal articles in eight PLOS journals. This agreement does not affect the basics of the publication process. An author must still submit their paper to a journal and it must still be accepted, pass editing, and the peer review process. Once the article has been accepted, the APC (article publication charges) will be paid by the university. This agreement became active on 1 January 2022.

Unlike our other agreements, the agreement with PLOS requires that the corresponding author be a KU author in order for the university to be able to pay the APC for articles.

OA Publishing Processing

Directions for submitting OA articles to PLOS

PLOS Journals

These eight journals are included in our agreement. Any article accepted by these journals will have its APC paid for by the university, provided that the article's corresponding author is from KU. The corresponding author does not need to be the primary author, only the author that is the one that is corresponding with the publisher.

  • PLOS ONE
  • PLOS Biology
  • PLOS Computational Biology
  • PLOS Genetics
  • PLOS Medicine
  • PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases
  • PLOS Pathogens

We will be scheduling training with the publisher early in the Spring 2022 semester.

List of Q1 Journals

The follow journals are included in the publishing agreement:

  • PLOS ONE
  • PLOS Biology
  • PLOS Computational Biology
  • PLOS Genetics
  • PLOS Medicine
  • PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases
  • PLOS Pathogens

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Khalifa University OA Policy

The KU Open Access Policy is in the approval process. It will be published here when it is approved.