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At BMJ we are committed to increasing the reach and utility of what we publish, and we are actively reshaping the way medical research is conducted and disseminated.

We offer different types of open access agreements to help your researchers publish their work in leading scientific journals at a reduced cost while complying with open access mandates.

  • Publish and Read Agreements

    Our tailored publish and read agreements are designed to support institutions transition to open access. These agreements remove the burden of publishing fees from individual authors, as well as providing read access to all existing and forthcoming BMJ journal content.

     

    Benefits for institutions:

    > Supports a gradual transition to a ‘pay to publish’ model for research articles

    > Compliance with funders’ mandates

    > Provides quality production systems and automated open access workflows

    > Advanced and flexible reporting through dashboards – access your institution’s latest data anytime and from anywhere

    > Touch-free payment workflow for authors means the agreement covers all publishing costs and eliminates the administrative burden for researchers  

  • Prepay Account

    This option is an advance payment system that allows institutions to deposit funds to cover the cost of open access publishing by their authors in any of BMJ’s journals. The article processing charge (minus your discount) is deducted from the account balance on acceptance of the article.

     

    Benefits for institutions:

    > Institutions decide how much to pay upfront (£10k minimum)

    > Discount applied to APCs

    > Automated open access workflows and advanced reporting through dashboards – access your institution’s latest data anytime and from anywhere

    > Automatic reminders if/when an account top-up is required

    > Unused funds automatically roll over to the following year

    > Streamlines the administration of your institution’s open access output

    > Authors pay nothing – the agreement covers all publishing costs

  • Membership

    Member institutions pay an annual fee (based on their open access output with BMJ journals in the previous year), which grants all authors at the institution a discount on the article processing charge when submitting to any BMJ published journal.

     

    Benefits for institutions:

    > Cost-effective Annual Membership fee

    > Discount on the APC

    > Automated open access workflows and advanced reporting through dashboards – access your institution’s latest data anytime and from anywhere

    > An affordable way to help support your researchers with open access publishing  

Why choose an open access agreement with BMJ?

 

  • Compliance with funders' open access mandates.
  • Customised and transparent pricing packages that suit your institution’s needs.
  • Wider reach and increased visibility of your institution’s research - nearly half of our indexed journals rank within the top 10 of their category. Our journals publish some of the world’s most influential research affecting public discourse and policymaking.
  • User-friendly processes and reports - our system offers simple payment processes and regular institution-level reports.

 

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For Rest of World: Simon Neilson, Open Access Sales Manager - sneilson@bmj.com
For North America: Michael Socha, Customer and Sales Support Representative - ussupport@bmj.com