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Special Collection Publication Fees

To provide Open Access, PLOS uses a business model to offset expenses – including those of peer review management, journal production and online hosting and archiving – by charging a publication fee to the authors, institutions or funders for each article published.

Special Collections are managed by the PLOS Collections team (collections@plos.org) and are by arrangement only. Papers to be submitted for inclusion in a Special Collection should be proposed in advance and the project agreed by PLOS Collections and the participating journals. Papers submitted to PLOS for inclusion in a Special Collection will undergo the same rigorous peer review as any paper submitted as a standalone article to one of the PLOS journals and PLOS remains under no obligation to publish any of the papers submitted for inclusion in a Special Collection.

Due to the additional costs of managing and publishing Special Collections, PLOS charges an additional fee for each article – both research and non-research papers – published as part of a Special Collection.

More information on the terms and fees for Special Collections at PLOS:   Full Terms of PLOS Special Collections
Journal Article Processing Charge Collection Surcharge Total charge per article
PLOS Biology $2900 $1000 $3900
PLOS Medicine $2900 $1000 $3900
PLOS Computational Biology $2250 $750 $3000
PLOS Genetics $2250 $750 $3000
PLOS Pathogens $2250 $750 $3000
PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases $2250 $750 $3000
PLOS ONE $1495 $500 $1995