Public Library of Science (PLOS)

Public Library of Science (PLoS) is a non-profit publisher of seven peer-reviewed open access journals in medicine and biology. The University of Göttingen (including the University Medical Center Göttingen) is a member under the 'Institutional Account Program', which includes central administration.

Time period: 2012 –

Gold Open Access

Publishing in genuine Gold Open Access journals: The agreement does not include a discount. The publication costs for 'corresponding authors' of the University of Göttingen (including the University Medical Center Göttingen) can be financed completely or proportionally by the publication fund for journal articles of the University of Göttingen. University funds are used for this purpose. The funding requirements with funding reference are mentioned under 'Financial support by university funding'.

The publication process for authors

  • As a 'corresponding author' you submit your article directly to the journal.

EPU - PLOS Info Verlagsvereinbarung

  • Please select the option 'Institutional Account Program' and your institution 'Georg-August-Universität Göttingen' already when submitting the manuscript in the publishing portal under the information about the payment process. This ensures that PLOS sends the invoice directly to SUB Göttingen via email and that payment is made in full or proportionally from the publication fund.

In addition to being published by the publisher, the article will be made available and archived via GRO.publications, the publication management system of the University of Göttingen.


Updated: January 2024