Open access agreements for the United Kingdom 2022: 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 additional open access
agreement options with BMJ.

*Acting as the main contact with us after editorial acceptance.
** Funders: UK Research and Innovation (Medical Research Council, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, Arts and Humanities Research Council, Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, Economic and Social Research Council, Natural Environment Research Council, Science and Technology Facilities Council, Innovate UK, Research England), 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, 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.

What authors need to know

  • Articles eligible for funded publication: original research articles only (original articles reporting on primary research) in our Hybrid journals. Your institution may have additional arrangements with us that also cover your Article Processing Charges in a range of other BMJ journals, including our fully open access titles (see your institution’s details below).
  • You must be the corresponding author* of the article.
  • You must be affiliated with an eligible institution, at the time at which your article is accepted for publication.
  • Your institution’s OA Agreement with BMJ must be active, with sufficient funds, on acceptance of your paper. (The current JISC/ BMJ Publish and Read Agreement runs until December 31st 2022).
  • You must clearly state your primary affiliation in the published manuscript.
  • You will need to verify your eligibility at submission using both your institution’s Ringgold ID and email 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. It is important you validate your funder correctly on submission, by selecting from the drop down list, and supplying details of funder name(s) and grant number(s).
  • Some institutions have agreements that allow you to publish research, even if not covered by one of the eligible funders. In this case open access articles will be published allowing reuse under a CC-BY licence; or CC-BY-NC in selected journals*** – unless your funder mandates reuse under the CC-BY licence.


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

**Funders: UK Research and Innovation (Medical Research Council, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, Arts and Humanities Research Council, Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, Economic and Social Research Council, Natural Environment Research Council, Science and Technology Facilities Council, Innovate UK, Research England), British Heart Foundation, Blood Cancer UK, Cancer Research UK, Parkinsons UK, Versus Arthritis or the Wellcome Trust
*** ADC, ARD, BJO, FG, GUT, HEART JMG, JNIS, JNNP, PN, THORAX

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, 2022

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, 2022

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, 2022

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, 2022