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Open Access Agreements and Funding

CWRU authors are able to publish open access at no cost in select journals through agreements with several publishers. This guide provides details on each agreement for CWRU authors.

Agreement Details

Cleveland Health Sciences Library has initiated a Transformative Agreement with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press Journals

Corresponding authors affiliated with Case Western Reserve University may submit articles for Open Access publication to any of the journals listed below. For all article types accepted for publication during the term of this Agreement for which authors have the option to pay a fee for Open Access publication, and where the corresponding author is an Authorized User, the Publisher will offer the corresponding author the option to publish and distribute the article Version of Record as an Open Access publication with a CC-BY or a CC-BY-NC Version 4.0 license, with the author retaining copyright. All Article Processing Charges for such articles shall be waived by the Publisher. This option does not apply to certain other article types including comments, editorials, and analyses.

Genes & Development

Genes & Development publishes high-quality research papers of broad general interest and biological significance in the areas of molecular biology, molecular genetics, and related fields. In addition to Review Articles and Perspectives, Genes & Development publishes three 
research formats—Research papers, short Research Communications, and Resource/Methodology papers.

Genome Research

Genome Research is an international, continuously published, peer-reviewed journal that publishes studies on the structure, function, biology, and evolution of genomes of all organisms, with a long-standing emphasis on genome-scale analyses, chromatin structure and function, epigenomics, systems genetics, and proteomics.


RNA is a monthly journal that provides rapid publication of significant original research in all areas of RNA structure and function in eukaryotic, prokaryotic, and viral systems. It covers a broad range of subjects in RNA research, spanning biochemistry, structural biology, chemistry,
biology, genetics, genomics, computational biology, bioinformatics, and cell biology.

Learning & Memory

Learning & Memory provides a forum for investigations into the neurobiology of learning and memory.

Molecular Case Studies

Molecular Case Studies is an open-access, peer-reviewed, international journal in the field of precision medicine. Articles in the journal present genomic and molecular analyses of individuals or cohorts alongside their clinical presentations and phenotypic information.