The University of Iowa Libraries has entered into a transformative agreement with the Electrochemical Society (ECS) that allows University of Iowa authors to publish open access for free in ECS journals. The number of open access articles that can be published for free is unlimited and takes effect immediately. Publishing open access allows articles to reach a wider audience because they are free to read online and not limited to subscribers. This transformative agreement for open access publishing means that UI authors will not have to pay out of pocket for the article processing fees that are traditionally charged for open access publishing.
To take advantage of free open access publishing in ECS, UI authors must select ECS Plus under Step 6 – Open Access Waivers, Charges and Credits at the time of manuscript submission to take advantage of an article credit.
- When you submit your article to an ECS journal, you’ll be asked if you wish to publish open access. Select ‘Yes’
- Select ‘ECS Plus’ and name your institution in the supporting information box
In additional to free open access publishing, University of Iowa students, faculty, and staff have full access to the contents of the ECS Digital Library.
Looking for more? Check out the UI Libraries full list of transformative agreements (also known as read and publish agreements).