Open Access Publishing Agreements: British Medical Journals
This agreement gives current staff and students at participating institutions the ability to make their articles accepted for publication in BMJ’s Standard Collection journals, without the author paying an article processing charge (APC).
Agreement period: 1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2023.
OA quota per year (shared across participating institutions):
2021 – 24 articles.
2022 – 24 articles.
2023 – 25 articles.
What journals are included?
28 journals in the BMJ Standard collection. 11 journals must use the CC-BY-NC licence for OA publication unless CC-BY is specifically mandated by funders.
Please note: BMJ Open is not part of BMJ Standard Collection journals is not eligible for funding under the IReL Open Access publishing agreement.
Instructions for authors
Eligible authors: the corresponding author must be a current staff member or student of a participating institution at the time the article is accepted for publication. The corresponding author must ensure their correct affiliation details are known to the publisher at this time.
Eligible article types: Original research articles (original articles reporting on primary research) only.
OA publishing license: eligible articles will be published under a CC BY 4.0 or CC BY-NC 4.0. Some journals require a CC-BY-NC license (unless a CC-BY license is mandated by funders). Journals requiring a CC-BY-BY license can be found here.