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Frontiers and the University of Kansas announce ‘flat-fee’ partnership agreement -

Gold open-access publisher Frontiers has established a ‘flat-fee’ partnership agreement with the University of Kansas (KU). This will be Frontiers’ second ‘flat-fee’ agreement in North America and is the first to include the publisher’s entire portfolio of journals.

Under the one-year agreement, which will commence in January 2024, corresponding authors affiliated with the University of Kansas’ Lawrence and Edwards campuses, will receive unlimited publishing across all 223 Frontiers journals without charge to the researcher.

The agreement follows the announcement in August 2023 of Frontiers’ first ‘flat-fee’ partnership with California Digital Library (CDL), University of California (UC), which includes 19 Frontiers journals selected by CDL from Frontiers Humanities and Social Sciences and Sustainability portfolios.

These partnerships support the goal, shared by those committed to open science, to shift the paradigm away from traditional subscriptions, transformative read and publish models, and APC-driven agreements. Created in collaboration with institutional partners, the flat-fee model is a natural progression towards this goal and will contribute to improved transparency and reduced administrative effort in the publishing market.

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