The Carnegie Mellon University Libraries support Open Access publishing in many ways. As a world-leading research institution, Carnegie Mellon is a major creator and consumer of scholarly materials. We aim to provide the CMU campus with a range of Open Access publishing options, including publisher agreements and funds for Article Processing Charges (APCs).
Through the Libraries’ efforts to champion new forms of scholarly communication, we have focused on building relationships with publishers that prioritize open access and sustainability.
Open Access agreements with publishers
The Libraries has Open Access agreements with various publishers, including Elsevier, Wiley, Cambridge University Press, Springer, Institute of Physics, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), American Chemical Society (ACS), Cold Spring Harbor Press, Public Library of Science (PLoS), and Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE).
A comprehensive list of journals
To search through the various journals eligible under the CMU publisher agreements, please see the list.
See agreement pages for more additional details
|American Chemical Society (ACS)||
All ACS journals
|Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)||All ACM journals, conference proceedings and magazines|
|Cambridge University Press||See list of journals covered under this agreement|
|Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press||Genes & Development
Learning & Memory
Molecular Case Studies
|Elsevier||Gold or Hybrid Open Access journals (excluding Cell Press journals)|
|Institute of Physics (IOP)||
See list of journals covered under this agreement
|Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)||A 10% discount on APCs for all journals|
All PeerJ journals:
|Nucleic Acids Research (NAR)||50% discount on APCs in NAR journal|
|Public Library of Science (PLoS)||All PLoS journals|
|Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE)||See list of journals covered under this agreement|
|Springer||All Springer Hybrid journals (excluding Nature journals)|
|Wiley||Wiley hybrid and gold journals|
*Articles in Open Access journals without a CMU corresponding author can still be made OA using the Libraries' APC fund to pay some of the OA publishing fees. See CMU’s APC webpage for more information and to apply for APC funds.
See full list of journals supported through CMU's Open Access publisher agreements and memberships.
If you are unsure whether your article or journal is covered under CMU publisher agreements, or with other questions, please contact the University Libraries Data and Publishing Services team.