(5 Aug 2021) One of Taiwan’s leading medical research institutions, the National Health Research Institutes (NHRI), and open-access publisher Frontiers have announced a publishing deal effective as of August 2021. Established in 1995, NHRI is one of Asia’s leading medical research and healthcare institutions. It focuses on fields including aging, cancer, infectious diseases and vaccine research, genomic medicine, biomedical engineering, biotechnology and drug discovery, environmental and occupational health, population health, and health policy.
The agreement, the first of its type in Asia for Frontiers, means that article processing charges (APCs) for articles by eligible NHRI authors in any Frontiers journal (currently 126) will be processed centrally via the NHRI library. Furthermore, NHRI and its authors will benefit from a 5% membership discount on processing charges for articles covered by this agreement. Under the terms of the deal, articles will be published under the CC-BY license and will be immediately and completely free to read. APCs will be processed through a centralized monthly billing mechanism to further reduce administrative costs and the workload for NHRI and its authors.
For more than 25 years, NHRI has been a driving force for open access in Taiwan. Its efforts are supported and facilitated through its open-access fund to support authors choosing to publish open access, and through establishing partnerships with reputable global publishers.
The original press release is here.