Open access agreements for the United Kingdom: information for authors

Welcome

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

You will also find information here if your institution has a membership or prepay agreement  with BMJ.

*Acting as the main contact with us after editorial acceptance.
** Funders: UK Research and Innovation, British Heart Foundation, Blood Cancer UK, Cancer Research UK, Parkinsons UK, Versus Arthritis or the Wellcome Trust 

What authors need to know

  • You must be the corresponding author* of the article.
  • Articles eligible for funded publication under the Publish and Read deal: 
    • original research articles (original articles reporting on primary research) in our Transformative Journals (Standard collection)
  • In addition, your institution may have additional arrangements with us that also cover your Article Processing Charges
    in a range of our other journals, including our fully Open Access titles.
  • 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 funded** open access articles will be published allowing reuse under a CC-BY licence; unfunded research will be
    published under a CC-BY-NC licence.

*Acting as the main contact with us after editorial acceptance.
**Funders: UK Research and Innovation, British Heart Foundation, Blood Cancer UK, Cancer Research UK,
Parkinsons UK, Versus Arthritis or the Wellcome Trust.

To find out if you are entitled to institutional funding 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.

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


Find out if you are entitled to institutional funding

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 at an institutional level.

Consortia Manual 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 at an institutional level.

Consortia Manual 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 at an institutional level.

Consortia Manual Approval CCC Portal guide