Institutional Memberships

As a leading Open Access publisher, Frontiers works with research institutions, libraries, consortia and funders to improve the ways researchers are supported when publishing open access.

Why join?

  • Reduced administrative time for authors and institutions by:
    • centralising communications
    • streamlining submission and payment workflows
  • Authors released of some/all responsibility for Article Processing Charges (APCs) - depending on the agreement with their institution
  • Discounts on APCs depending on the agreement
  • Institutions provided with insight into open access uptake and expenditure via detailed data reports on articles published by their researchers
  • Institutions remain in full control with every APC verified by their central contact point

Payment options

PRE-PAYMENT

Funds are deposited into a Frontiers account and used to pay for APCs of accepted articles

  • Funds remain available without time limit
  • Discounts are determined by your institution’s publishing history with Frontiers
Invoiced Monthly

APCs for all accepted articles within a given month are aggregated into a monthly invoice

  • Discounts may be applicable based on your institution’s publishing history with Frontiers
  • No pre-payment or deposit required
Direct Invoicing

APCs for all accepted articles are sent directly to the contact point at the institution.

  • Discounts may be applicable based on your institution’s publishing history with Frontiers
  • No pre-payment or deposit required

How to become a Frontiers Institutional Member

To set up an institutional membership with Frontiers, or if you require more information, please email institutions@frontiersin.org or call us at +41 21 5101729.

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Frontiers Institutional Agreements

Frontiers works with research institutions, libraries, consortia, and funders to improve the ways researchers are supported when publishing open access. Organisations can become institutional members via individual agreements, or (national) consortium agreements. Details of each agreement, including information for authors, can be found below via the organisation's name. Consortium-wide as well as individual institutional agreements simplify the process for authors wishing to publish in Frontiers journals and help contribute to the growing number of research articles that are openly available to all. For more details, institutions can get in touch with their consortium and/or email institutions@frontiersin.org.

National and consortium agreements

Frontiers pioneered fully transparent, national agreements for Open Access publishing for research organizations and their researchers. If they have not done so already, institutions can become members by joining the (national) consortium agreement applicable.

National consortia

Other consortia

Frontiers Institutional Members

Institutional agreements are made between Frontiers and an organisation to simplify the process for authors who are affiliated with (or grantees of) the organisation, and who wish to publish in Frontiers journals. Institutions can become members individually, or via a (national) consortium agreement (see sections above).

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