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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


For the next three years, part of the subscription fee we already pay Wiley to read their journals will be diverted to cover article processing charges (APCs) for articles that meet the following criteria:

  • A Johns Hopkins University (JHU) researcher listed in JHED must be listed as the corresponding author
  • The article must be a research or review paper
  • The article must be accepted by a hybrid Wiley journal after March 29, 2021

The Wiley Author Services system will present JHU authors with information about this program and the option to participate as part of its regular acceptance and submission process. 

PLOS Community Action Publishing Program:

Any Johns Hopkins University (JHU) corresponding author with an article accepted by PLOS Medicine or PLOS Biology 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.


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.

Open Access Journals Free for JHU Authors

  • Demography: Hopkins Libraries supports Demography (Population Association of America) to ensure Hopkins affiliates are not charged any fees to publish open access.

  • PLOS Medicine: Hopkins Libraries supports PLOS as they implement a path forward that will not include charging authors to publish openly.

  • PLOS Biology: Hopkins Libraries supports PLOS as they implement a path forward that will not include charging authors to publish openly.

  • Wiley Hybrid Open Access Journals

Journal Discounts