Types of open access agreements

  • Publish and read agreements – These tailored agreements support institutions transition to open access. For corresponding authors, the Article Processing Charge is paid for with funding available through your institution’s agreement.
  • Prepay account – This option is an advanced payment system that allows institutions to deposit funds to cover the costs of open access publication for their authors. This type of agreement provides full payment of your Article Processing Charge as the corresponding author.
  • Membership – Member institutions pay an annual fee which grants all authors at the institution a discount on the Article Processing Charge when submitting to any BMJ journal.