Institutional Agreement between Iowa State University Library and Copernicus Publications

Iowa State University Library and Copernicus Publications have signed an agreement on the central billing of article processing charges (APCs) to facilitate the publication procedure for authors. This is the first agreement between Copernicus Publications and a university from the United States.

As of 10 January 2019 submissions from authors of the Iowa State University will profit from the agreement. The only requirement is that the corresponding author must be affiliated to the university. After publication, the financial settlement will then be handled between Copernicus Publications and Iowa State University Library without involving the author.

Martin Rasmussen, Managing Director of Copernicus Publications, is very proud to have signed the agreement: "Iowa State University is the first university from the United States that has signed an agreement with us on the central settlement of article processing charges. We hope that this agreement is just the start, and that further US universities will follow this approach to support open-access publications."

With this contract, Iowa State University follows European universities like ETH Zurich, TU Delft, Stockholm University, Helsinki University, and several German research centres and universities.