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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 University of California Libraries makes publishing faster, easier, and free for researchers.

Under the agreement, corresponding authors at any of the University of California’s ten campuses, including the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), can publish in these selected journals without limit and without APC.

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. 

Partnership with the University of California Libraries

Our partnership with the UC Libraries amplifies the impact of the libraries, students, and faculty of the University of California consortium, including: 

Journals included in the partnership

We currently have 20 journals participating in the inclusive partnership with UC Libraries:

Affiliated with the University of California Libraries and one of these fields? Submit your research today.

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

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 fee model with the UC Libraries 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.

Not a UC Library-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.