Announcing PLoS EzReprint – new and improved!
We’ve had a reprint service for a while but to use it, folks had to add all the article information to the order themselves which made it time consuming and difficult to use. Now, we’re proud to introduce EzReprint, the next generation of print on demand, designed for people who want to generate 25 or more high quality reprints of most of our articles.
You can find the link to this service in the top right of almost every PLoS article.
It is near the option to print it using your desktop printer (which is, of course, still your best bet if you need some copies for any purpose, available to you at no charge thanks to open access). To do this, simply download the PDF and send it to your printer.
In the new system, all the article information is pre-filled on the order landing page, and so all you have to do is make a few simple choices and you are nearly done. If you want a quick guided tour, simply watch this three minute video. This new service is available on most but not all articles, if you do not see the EzReprint logo you will be directed to the original system.
There are a number of different payment options to suit the needs of our largely academic audience. You can enter a purchase order to create an invoice, wire your payment or pay by credit card. Your reprints are dispatched straight to your door and proof of delivery comes as standard on every order.
Although anyone is free to make their own copies of any PLoS article using their desktop printer, we do appreciate that many people want a ‘professional quality’ reprint (high grade paper, high resolution prints, saddle stitching, and the option of custom covers) and for those people we offer what we believe is a fair pricing model for this service. Specifically, we offer a non-commercial rate for those people who want to order low quantities (25-500) – we make a small margin on this to help support our cause. And we also have a commercial rate for organizations who want higher quantities – this price is competitive with other publishers.
Our printing vendor for this service is Odyssey Press – an industry leader in digital medical and scientific reprints who have developed the new EzReprint ordering feature and have worked with us to implement it. EzReprint appears on nearly all PLoS articles. You can find out more about PLoS print on demand here.
Feel free to try EzReprint the next time you need professionally produced copies of PLoS articles, you’ll be glad that you did.