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Scholarly Publishing and Open Access

This guide provides tips and resources for navigating the scholarly publishing landscape, including journal lists, author resources, and resources about preprints and repositories.

Library Support for Open Access Publishing

The Johns Hopkins Libraries is now in year three of a three-year agreement with Wiley to promote Open Access by paying or reducing article processing charges (APC) for JHU authors. During this time, part of the subscription fee the Libraries pay Wiley to read their journals is being diverted to cover article processing charges (APCs). JHU researchers can now apply for FREE Open Access publication as part of the Wiley submission process!

Articles must meet the following criteria to qualify for the free or reduced APC:

  • Johns Hopkins University (JHU) researcher is currently listed in JHED and is the corresponding author.
  • Article is a research or review paper (Wiley categorizes these as "original articles").
  • Article is accepted by a hybrid Wiley journal.

The Wiley Author Services system will present JHU authors with information about this program and the option to participate. Articles will be made Open Access without embargo if you choose this option. Use your JHU email address when submitting to avoid delays. Please click here to view step-by-step instructions on how to identify yourself as a JHU researcher and select Open Access once your article is accepted.

Please note: JHU Library personnel review each request for funding, but will do so within 1-2 business days.

Please also note: Funding is finite, and available APC support will cease when funding runs out.  Please check this page for current status of funding.  Once funding is depleted, authors wishing to publish Open Access with Wiley are eligible for a 5% discount on their APC fees.

For other options to make your research freely available to your readers, please see the list of other Open Access deals supported by the JHU Libraries on this page.

The goal of this pilot deal is to determine the sustainability of this method of funding journal publishing for JHU Libraries. During this time, part of the subscription fee the Libraries pay Will to read their journals will be diverted to cover APCs. Please help us with this effort by using the service and providing us with feedback! Any questions or input should be directed to


PLOS Community Action Publishing Program:

Any Johns Hopkins University (JHU) corresponding author with an article accepted by PLOS MedicinePLOS Biology or PLOS Global Public Health will now be able to publish in these journals without paying an article processing charge (APC). This program also extends 25% discounts to your corresponding authors from other institutions for papers where you are a co-author.  See the FAQ for more details.


Cambridge University Press:

JHU researchers who are corresponding authors can now choose to publish open access in Cambridge University Press journals without fees. The agreement includes access to CUP journals through a read and publish arrangement and covers JHU researcher APCs in fully open access or hybrid open access journals.  

JHU authors must opt-in to open access upon article submission to take advantage of this deal. Authors can also retroactively ensure articles are open access if not selected initially (2022 articles only). 


JHU Libraries will support 5 monograph subvention grants over two academic years, 2020/2021 and 2021/2022, with funding from the Office of the Provost. 

The grants will provide up to $15,000 per academic monograph—paid to a participating university press on the author’s behalf—to make a digital copy of the monograph available free of charge under a Creative Commons license through MuseOpen.

All full-time JHU faculty, including tenure-track and tenured faculty, as well as full-time non-tenure-track faculty, are eligible to apply. Click here for a full description and the application form.


Demography: Johns Hopkins Libraries support Demography (Population Association of America) and the lowering of author costs.

Open Access Journals Free for JHU Authors

Journal Discounts