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Brown University Memberships & Open Access Publishing Discounts

  • As of January 1st 2022 Brown has a Read & Publish agreement with Cambridge University Press Journals that covers the entire cost of publishing Gold Open Access (immediate open for readers to access freely online) for a Brown-affiliated corresponding author for manuscripts accepted from the 1st of January 2022. Read more about the agreement here and process here.
  • Brown has an institutional fellowship with BMJ Case Reports. Faculty, staff, and students do not have to pay individual fellowship fees when submitting case reports to the journal. Read more about the process here. Contact open@brown to get the fellowship code for free submission.
  • Brown has a Read & Publish agreement with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press (CSHL) that cover 100% of Brown authors' costs of publishing a peer-reviewed article open access in a CSHL journal listed here.
  • Brown University community members currently receive a 15% discount on publication fees charged to authors by BioMed Central (BMC) and SpringerOpen. Read more about using discount here.