In addition to waivers and discounts, we offer other discounts to enable authors to cover their Article Processing Charge (APC).
BMJ Open Access Programme Members: A number of institutions have joined our Open Access Programme which can cover the whole cost of open access publishing for authors at participating institutions or may allow authors to receive a discounted APC.
Reviewers: In recognition of reviewers’ support for our journals, any reviewer that returns a full review on time can receive a 25% discount on the APC for a paper for which they are the corresponding author, if submitted within 12 months of completing the review to the same journal they reviewed for. Please note that this does not apply to journals with a hybrid open access option and to some of our fully open access journals. Please check the individual journal website for details.
Affiliated Society Members: Many of our open access journals also offer discounts to members of affiliated societies. Please check the website for the journal you are submitting to for more information. These discounts will be journal- specific.
Subscribers of Research to Publication: All registered users of Research to Publication at subscribing institutions are entitled to a discount on APCs for papers accepted into BMJ’s fully open access journal portfolio.
Refund policy – We do not offer refunds of APCs once articles have been published.