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 (firstname.lastname@example.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.
|Journal||Article Processing Charge||Collection Surcharge||Total charge per article|
|PLOS Computational Biology||$2250||$750||$3000|
|PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases||$2250||$750||$3000|