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January 12, 2023

Public Library of Science PLOS Announces New Publishing Agreement with German Consortium. The Public Library of Science announced a consortium agreement with Technische Informationsbibliothek that allows member institutions to participate in PLOS' three innovative publishing models. This two-year agreement provides researchers affiliated with consortium members with unlimited publishing privileges in PLOS journals without them having to cover fees themselves. The TIB-led consortium has more than 40 members[1]. [Full Announcement].

December 8, 2022

Public Library of Science PLOS announces partnership with EarthArXiv. The Public Library of Science has partnered with EarthArXiv, which enables authors submitting to PLOS Climate, PLOS Sustainability and Transformation, and PLOS Water to post preprints with ease. Beginning next year, submitting authors will have the option to automatically forward their manuscript to the EarthArXiv preprint server, directly from our submission system. [Full Announcement].

November 21, 2022

Public Library of Science PLOS announces publishing agreement with the largest research institution in Mexico. The Universidad Nacional Autonoma Mexico and the Public Library of Science announced a one-year agreement, brokered by Accucoms, PLOS' regional representative, that will allow UNAM researchers to publish in PLOS ONE and other select PLOS journals without incurring article processing charges. Flat fee agreements and PLOS' other models shift publishing costs from authors to research institutions based on prior publishing history and anticipated future growth with PLOS. [Full Announcement].

July 22, 2022

Public Library of Science PLOS and OA Switchboard announce partnership. The Public Library of Science and the OA Switchboard announced a partnership that will enable PLOS to better manage its Open Access publishing agreements with institutions, while also providing greater transparency and metadata to our stakeholders, including consortia, libraries and funders. [Full Announcement].

February 1, 2018

Public Library of Science PLOS and PubGrade announce digital advertising partnership. The Public Library of Science and PubGrade GmbH have entered into an agreement to provide PLOS with PubGrade's integrated advertising platform: PubGrade for Publishers. [Full Announcement].