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Scholarly Communications

A brief guide on what's new in Scholarly Communication.

Publisher Agreements

JMU Libraries has some agreements in place to help with Article Processing Charges (APCs) for JMU faculty publishing in open access journals. JMU Libraries has no central fund to provide APC support.

  • Cambridge University Press

JMU Libraries has a contract with Cambridge that allows any JMU corresponding author who publishes in Cambridge’s open access journals (either full or hybrid) to do so without paying APCs (since they are built into the cost to us). Author instructions and the list of journals that are included in this deal are available on the Cambridge website.

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
    The VIVA consortium provides JMU authors a discount on APCs for AAAS publications. To receive these savings, authors should submit their institution's AAAS number upon acceptance of their manuscript. JMU’s AAAS number is 1935984. The current level of savings on APCs is $150. 
  • MDPI
    JMU Libraries is a member of the Institutional Open Access Program (IOAP) of the Molecular Diversity Preservation International (MDPI) group. The IOAP membership also allows JMU authors to publish on the MDPI platform at a 10% discount in article publishing charges. Content is available on the MDPI website
    For information about how to submit articles for publication, consult the IOAP program guide