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King's College London

King’s College London partnership

King’s College London supports its researchers in making their research more widely available. As part of this support, King’s Library Services has entered into an institutional agreement with Frontiers.

This means King’s College London will cover article processing charges for eligible, funded authors affiliated with the university who wish to publish in any Frontiers journal.

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. 

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. 

Are you a researcher at King's College London?

As a leading open access publisher, Frontiers works with research institutions, libraries, consortia, and funders to improve support for researchers publishing open access. We work to:

  • reduce administrative time for authors and institutions by centralizing communications and streamlining submission and payment workflows.

  • release authors from some/all responsibility for article processing charges (APCs) - contact your institution or librarian for full details.

  • simplify the submissions process to ensure authors can submit their work quickly and easily with step-by-step support.

Are you eligible?

To be eligible under the partnership, you need to ensure that you are:

  • a King's affiliated researcher, academic or student, using your KCL affiliation to publish

  • publishing an original, peer-reviewed research or review article

  • acknowledging funding directly from one or more of the following funders: UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), AHRC, BBSRC, EPSRC, ESRC, MRC, NERC, STFC, Wellcome Trust, British Heart Foundation or Cancer Research UK.

For information on whether your article is eligible under this agreement, or if you require further details, please visit Open Access at King’s or contact

Not an affiliated author in receipt of eligible funding?

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.