Open access agreements for Germany: information for authors

Welcome

Under the terms of BMJ’s open access agreement with Bayern Konsortium (BSB) , corresponding authors* affiliated to a large number of German universities and research institutions are eligible to publish open access (with fees covered by the agreement) in a range of BMJ journals. 

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What authors need to know

  • You must be the corresponding author* of the article.
  • Articles eligible for funded publication: original research articles only (original articles reporting on primary research).
  • You must be affiliated with an eligible institution.
  • You must clearly state your primary affiliation in the published manuscript.
  • You will need to verify your eligibility at submission using your Ringgold ID/ institution domain.
  • Find out more about Ringgold IDs and why they are important.
  • All open access articles will be published allowing reuse under a CC-BY-NC licence unless your funder mandates reuse under the CC-BY licence.

To find out if you are entitled to institutional funding, where your fees will be covered by the Agreement, please follow our simple steps below.
If you’re ready to submit your paper you can do so straightaway by clicking on the relevant journal from the drop down menu in step 2 below.

*Acting as the main contact with us after editorial acceptance.

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Who can I contact if I still need further information?

Please email us at openaccess@bmj.com if you need further assistance.


Find out if you are entitled to institutional funding for your article

1. Select your institution

2. How you can publish with fees covered by your institution


3. Ready to submit?

Authors

Ready to go? Then head straight to the journal’s drop down opposite. Any journal you select will have a clear “Submit” button on its home page.

Need a bit more help? You may find this guide useful when submitting your article:

Download OA at BMJ author guide

In addition, this video gives you an overview of publishing your article OA with us:

You may also find the accompanying infographic useful:

Download “How to publish your article open access with BMJ” infographic

Librarians
Learn how to access and use the RightsLink® institutional portal to manage your open access business.

Consortia Auto Approval CCC Portal Guide

3. Ready to submit?

Authors

Ready to go? Then head straight to the journal’s drop down opposite. Any journal you select will have a clear “Submit” button on its home page.

Need a bit more help? You may find this guide useful when submitting your article:

Download OA at BMJ author guide

In addition, this video gives you an overview of publishing your article OA with us:

You may also find the accompanying infographic useful:

Download “How to publish your article open access with BMJ” infographic

Librarians
Learn how to access and use the RightsLink® institutional portal to manage your open access business.

Consortia Auto Approval CCC Portal Guide