APS’ Read, Publish and Join Offers First-of-Its-Kind Open Access Approach

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The American Physiological Society (APS) is proud to announce our new Read, Publish and Join pilot with Iowa State University Library. This innovative custom publishing model is the first of its kind—bundling reading and publishing under an annual fee along with the added bonus of membership for authors who publish with APS.

The APS Digital Library provides access to content from 10 physiology research journals and two review journals. Under the pilot, Iowa State will receive access to and open access publication in the Digital Library. In addition, faculty who serve as corresponding authors will be offered a one-year APS membership.

“The Read, Publish and Join model is an example of how APS is working with like-minded institutions to experiment with funding sources for subscriptions and open access publishing,” said APS Director of Publications Marketing and Sales Stacey Burke. “This pilot also gives the Society the opportunity to expand the dynamic community we represent and support our mission to advance scientific discovery, understand life and improve health.”

The addition of APS membership is what makes the Read, Publish and Join model unique. APS connects a multidisciplinary community of scientists and educators from around the world, driving collaboration and spotlighting scientific discoveries in physiology. Providing access to this vibrant community along with the additional resources and networking opportunities that APS members receive makes the Read, Publish and Join model a truly holistic one that considers the professional development needs of researchers.

“We are excited to partner with APS on this new open access publishing option for Iowa State faculty, especially since it includes the added benefit of membership for our corresponding authors,” said Iowa State University Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Communication and Collections Curtis Brundy. “The transition to open access is accelerating, and it is vital that libraries and societies work together to develop and pilot creative open access models like Read, Publish and Join.”

To learn more about bringing the Read, Publish and Join model to your institution, contact Stacey Burke at sburke@the-aps.org or 571-525-2068.