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Publication Support

BioMed Central / Springer Open



  • The Bird Library has an institutional membership at the Supporter level with BioMed Central/Springer Open
  • Through this membership, individuals across all three campuses receive a 15% discount on article processing charges (APCs)
  • More information is available on our Institutional page 


BMJ Case Reports Fellowship



  • The Bird Library has an institutional fellowship which provides all OUHSC faculty, students, and staff the ability to:
    • submit an unlimited number of case reports
    • access rapid peer review and publication
    • search and browse a large, international collection of published cases
    • reuse material for personal use and teaching
  • You will need our institution's fellowship code to complete your submission; contact us through Ask a Librarian 
  • More information is available on the Authors page and in the User Guide 


Cambridge University Press - Read and Publish



  • This agreement enables individuals affiliated with the OUHSC to publish articles free of charge in open access journals
  • Eligibility criteria and additional details are provided on our Institutional page




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  • The Bird Library and University Libraries at OU Norman have initiated institutional membership trial agreements with Frontiers
  • OUHSC-affiliated corresponding authors will receive a 7.5% discount on article processing charges (APCs) in any of Frontier's journals from January 1, 2022-December 31, 2022 (reference date is the article acceptance date)
  • More information about this agreement is available in this Frontiers announcement 


Oxford University Press - Read and Publish


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  • This agreement enables individuals affiliated with all three University of Oklahoma campuses (OUHSC | OU Norman | OU Tulsa) to publish accepted articles free of charge in 300+ open access journals
  • Find out if your chosen OUP journal is participating and learn how to utilize this agreement for your accepted manuscript by visiting our institutional page


PLOS Community Action Publishing Model



  • The Community Action Publishing (CAP) model is designed to eliminate Article Processing Charges (APCs) for corresponding authors
  • The Bird Library's participation in this program results in waived APCs for OUHSC corresponding authors publishing in PLOS Medicine or PLOS Biology
  • Additional information is provided in the CAP FAQ