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Nature announces support for authors from over 70 countries from low-income and lower-middle income countries including India to publish open access for free in Nature and the Nature research journals 

As per the terms and conditions negotiated by 'eShodh Sindhu - National Consortium' and 'IISER Library Consortium', the following publishers have agreed to offer a free vouchers / discounts on Article Processing Charges (APC) for open access publishing during the calendar year 2022.



The Company of Biologists (CoB): 

We are the first to sign the Read and Publish agreement (terms negotiated by 'IISER Library Consortium') with CoB from India. This agreement allows us unlimited access to hybrid subscription journals - DevelopmentJournal of Cell Science and Journal of Experimental Biology – and their archives. The journals can be cross-searched here alongside fully Open Access journals - Disease Models & Mechanisms and Biology Open.  Corresponding authors at IISER Pune can also publish an uncapped number of Open Access research articles free of Article Processing Charges (APC) in hybrid subscription journals and fully Open Access journals. All publishing APC fees are included in the fixed subscription price. A step-by-step guide for authors is available here.

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) - Science Advances:

As per the terms negotiated by IISER Library Consortium, the publisher offers a special discount of 15% on APC for publishing articles in the Science Advances (Gold OA Journal) for the corresponding authors from IISER Pune.

Geological Society of America (GSA) – Geology:

As per the terms negotiated by IISER Library Consortium, the publisher offers two free Gold Open Access vouchers for corresponding authors from IISERs for publishing articles in Geology Journal on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Institute of Physics (IOP) Publishing:

As per the terms negotiated by eShodhSindhu National Consortium, the publisher offers a special discount of 50% on APC for publishing in IOP fully Open Access journals for corresponding authors from IISER Pune. Authors must request the waiver or discount by email to the journal office within two days of submitting their manuscript. 

Rockefeller University Press:

Read-and-Publish agreement has been signed between IISER Pune and Rockefeller University Press (RUP) for 2022 as per the terms negotiated by the IISER Library Consortium.

Rockefeller University Press’ Read and Publish is an all-inclusive product. For an annual up-front fee, IISER Pune receives unlimited access to all pay-walled content of RUP plus immediate open access publishing of the papers by corresponding authors of IISER Pune under CC-BY license terms free of Article Processing Charges (APC) in the following three hybrid journals during the calendar year 2022. There is no limit on the number of articles that may be published open access during the license. All publishing fees (APC - US$ 2000 Green Fee/US$ 5300 Gold OA Fee for each OA paper published) are included in the fixed subscription price.

Please click here for detailed information on Read-and-Publish agreement between IISER Pune and RUP

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