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Open Access

American Chemical Society (ACS) Journals

The American Chemical Society offers a discounted open access fee to MU affiliates since MU is a Subscribing Institution. Members of ACS receive an additional discount. ACS Open Access Fee Chart 

Astronomy & Astrophysics: A European Journal

Starting in 2022,  the EDP Sciences journal Astronomy & Astrophysics will be published under the Subscribe to Open (S20) model.  MU affiliated corresponding authors can publish their articles Open Access without paying APC's (article processing charges) as long as the University of Missouri Libraries continue to subscribe to this title.

BMJ Case Reports

The Health Sciences Library subscription to BMJ Case Reports includes a waiver of the individual membership fee of £273 normally required to publish cases. Submission instructions.

Cambridge University Press Journals

NOTE: All waivers for the 2023 calendar year have been exhausted.


MU Libraries has entered into a transformational "Read and Publish" agreement with Cambridge University Press. This agreement greatly expands electronic access to Cambridge University Press journals and provides 10 APC waivers for MU corresponding authors to publish their work OA.

Because of the limited number of waivers available with this agreement, MU Libraries has decided to support authors on a first come, first served basis. If there are remaining waivers at the end of the year, MU Libraries can retroactively make other articles OA with the approval of the author.

Read more about the agreement and see a list of eligible journals

Company of Biologists

From 2023 through 2025 MU is participating in the Company of Biologist's Read & Publish Open Access Initiative. MU authors can publish OA at no charge. Some of the journals Company of Biologists publishes include Development, Journal of Cell Science, and Journal of Experimental Biology.

Electrochemical Society (ECS) Journals

MU is a subscriber to ECS Plus, an agreement that allows MU faculty to publish their articles in Electrochmeical Society (ECS) journals (Journal of the Electrochemical Society and ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology) as Open Access with no charge to the author. There are no limits on the number of papers that can be published in any given subscription year. Find out more.

Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development

The University of Missouri has joined the shareholder consortium of the Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development. This open-access journal features interdisciplinary academic research and practice articles on all things food systems. The shareholder membership, good through April 2024, covers the University of Missouri-Columbia, including MU Extension.

This membership waives the typical Article Processing Charge for publishing in this journal.

Thanks to the MU Extension Food Systems Network for spearheading consortium membership and access and to MU Extension program directors Lisa Washburn (Health and Human Sciences), Claire Rippel (Community Development) and Rob Kallenbach (CAFNR), as well as MU Extesion Finance and Human Resources Director Callie Glascock for their support.  

Learn more about the shareholder consortium and other members here:  

Proceedings of the National Academies of Science of the United States of America (PNAS)

MU researchers publishing articles in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) receive a discounted open access fee.  Currently the discounted APC is $5,300 compared to the regular fee of $5,800, to make their papers immediately free online. Find out more.