Stirling joins PNAS Agreement: free Open Access Publishing

Stirling has joined the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences two-year transformational open access pilot agreement negotiated by JISC.  The Agreement means that Stirling authors can publish Open Access in PNAS without paying page charges or an Open Access fee.  Stirling students and staff will also have access to all PNAS content, dating back to 1915.

About PNAS

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) is one of the world’s most widely cited and comprehensive multidisciplinary scientific journals, publishing more than 3,500 research papers annually. The journal is an authoritative source of high-impact, original research that broadly spans the biological, physical and social sciences.

About the Agreement

Details of the Agreement:

  • Free open access publishing for Stirling authors in the PNAS journal for papers accepted for publication from 1st July 2021 onwards – the costs have already been covered by a subscription fee paid by the Library
  • Covers all research articles including Brief Reports
  • The Stirling author must be the corresponding author
  • There is no need to apply to Stirling’s APC Fund or inform the Library when publishing in PNAS as the corresponding author
  • The publisher will deposit the article in PubMed Central, when appropriate.

The Agreement runs until 30th June 2023.

The University is a member of a number of publisher agreements supporting the move to greater open access for our research, in cost efficient ways – see our Publisher Memberships and Transformative Arrangements page.

Clare Allan
Senior Research Librarian

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