Read, publish, and discover.
With no cost to you.
Your research is changing the world. We’re maximizing its impact by removing barriers to publishing, starting with article publishing charges (APCs) for authors. Our new partnership model with the German National Library of Medicine (ZB MED) makes publishing faster, easier, and free for researchers.
Under this agreement affiliated researchers will be supported to publish an unlimited number of peer-reviewed articles across all Frontiers journals and Frontiers’ partner journals. The agreement is Frontiers’ first flat-fee agreement in Europe and will run for three years starting in January 2024.
All public and private research institutions in Germany, as well as state, regional, and specialist libraries, can opt-in to the agreement. German institutions already participating in Frontiers’ institutional partnership program may also opt-in to benefit from the deal.
Discover how we publish at Frontiers. If you’re ready to publish, check out our author guidelines for everything you need to know about the submission process, from choosing a journal to preparing your manuscript.
Unrestricted access to publishing
With full coverage of your APCs, you can submit your research without worrying or waiting for approval from your institution.
Rapidly share your findings, increasing visibility and impact within the academic community and beyond.
Build on your research with new findings, pursue innovative directions, and explore deeper the topics that matter most to you.
Develop your research portfolio and open doors to new career advancements.
The power of open access
As one of the world's leading open access publishers, we believe in the transformative power of open science. Articles published with us are free and permanently accessible worldwide - so anyone can benefit from the discoveries, not just a selection of researchers.
Your article will be freely and permanently available immediately after publication, ensuring maximum reach, impact, and visibility.
More scientists can read the results of your research, including the wider public unable to access the information because they lack a subscription.
Open access improves the quality of your research through open, transparent, and reproducible practices made available to a global audience.
Submitting made simple
We use the latest custom-built technology and AI tools to support you at every stage of the publishing process, from submission to publication – saving you time to spend on more research.
Experience a simplified submission process without administrative barriers to publication.
See your work reach peer review sooner and connect with reviewers to improve your manuscript.
From submission to publication and beyond, our user-friendly platform makes organizing your research and tracking your impact easy.
For more information about this or any of Frontiers’ partnerships, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or to contact ZB MED directly, email email@example.com.
Partnerships made simple
Fees shouldn't get in the way of making an impact. Every decision we make revolves around what's best for researchers. Our new model with ZB MED empowers you to focus on what matters most: disseminating your research, growing your visibility, and expanding your impact.
We partner with your institution with an annual all-inclusive publishing fee. You and your colleagues can submit an unlimited number of manuscripts. Once your article has passed peer review, it’s published with no APCs or invoices.
How to submit as a society journal author?
Frontiers actively promotes and fosters a sustainable shift towards open access for societies through collaboration and the publication of society journals on our platform.
Collaborations between authors and institutions can enhance visibility, credibility, and support for research dissemination. To ensure a seamless submission process, society partner authors must submit their work directly via their selected journal's website. This ensures adherence to the journal's submission guidelines, expedites the peer-review process, and guarantees that the manuscript is considered for publication in a timely manner. Discover if your journal is currently partnering with us.
Not an affiliated author?
We collaborate with over 700 institutions across the world. If you want to join them, tell your librarian about Frontiers institutional plans - just submit our recommendation form.
To learn more about our institutional plans, visit our institutional partnerships page.