This is a summary of open access publishing agreements funded by UWM Libraries. Through these agreements, UWM authors will have their article processing charges (APCs) paid for by the Libraries via publisher agreement. Many of these agreements also provide expanded access to existing journal content.

Full Open Access Agreements

Under these agreements, eligible authors[1] will have their APCs fully covered. Authors can retain copyright by selecting a Creative Commons license[2].

PublisherEligible PublicationsRead AccessAgreement TermGuide to Publishing
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)[3]All journals, magazines, conference and proceedings published by ACM [4]ACM Digital Library (excluding ebooks)2022-2024Submitting Articles to ACM Journals
Cambridge University Press (CUP)Over 350 CUP open access journals[5]429 journal titles with various coverage dates2024Open Access Resources for authors
Company of Biologists (CoB)Original research articles in CoB’s five journals[6]CoB’s five specialist journals2023-2025CoB Guide for Publishing Open Access
Public Library of Science (PLOS)PLOS Biology and PLOS Medicine[7]PLOS publishes a suite of open access journals across all areas of science and medicine2024PLOS Author Eligibility and How to Submit
Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)Any RSC Gold OA or Hybrid journal 56 journal titles with various coverage dates 2024-2026Benefits of Publishing with RSC

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[1] UWM affiliated corresponding authors with a email address

[2] See Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license:

[3] ACM provides automatic deposit into institutional repository

[4] APC-eligible article types include research article, short paper, technical note/editorial note/note, tutorial, case study, interview, review article, and survey article.

[5] For type of article covered by agreement, see: Only Cambridge journals that publish open access materials are eligible.

[6] CoB agreement does not cover APCs for review papers, commentaries, correspondence, corrections, additions, posters or any other content or material.

[7] UW corresponding authors have full APC waived; UW contributing authors receive a 25% discount on the APC when the corresponding author has no UW affiliation