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JPL Author’s Guide to Publishing Papers: Publication Charges

Publication Charges FAQ

Where can I find in-depth instructions for paying publication charges?

Who in the JPL Library should I contact?

Contact Beth Daruthayan at or 4-9236.

What does the JPL Library need from me?

Send any links, emails and/or order forms from the publisher, your clearance number, and your project/task number to Beth Daruthayan.

What organization on Lab handles copyright transfers, also known as publishing agreements?

Document Review handles copyright transfers. Forward any such agreements to Document Review.

Do I have to submit to URS even though I am not the lead author?

Yes. Any co-authored papers must be cleared through URS. (DocID 56614)

Can JPL cover the costs of publication even though I am not the lead author?

Yes. The JPL author does not have to be the lead author for JPL to cover the costs.

Does JPL pays for Open Access cost?

Yes. Article Processing Charges (APC) for Gold Open Access is allowable as of April 9, 2020.

Can JPL cover other voluntary costs?

No. Voluntary page charges, cover art, and any costs classified as optional is unallowable.

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