Article processing fees

Articles published in the BJBMS are Open Access and freely available online immediately upon publication. This is made possible by an article-processing charge (APC) that covers the provision of online tools for editors and authors, article production and hosting, liaison with abstracting and indexing services, and other editorial services.

The article-processing fee for accepted articles is 995.00 EUR.
Submission fees are NOT charged.

Article-processing fee waivers and discounts 

BJBMS typically applies waivers or discounts to corresponding authors based in countries classified by the World Bank as:

These discounts only apply to individual authors. Institutions may join our Institutional Open Access Membership Program which allows any of their authors to publish at discounted rates.

Please note:

  • Authors with insufficient funds from any country may apply for an APC discount or waiver at the point of submission in a Cover letter, explaining their reasons for this request. Decisions are made on a case-by-case basis.
  • Reviewers are granted cumulative discounts (see the Benefits for reviewers)
  • Institutional Open Access Membership Program allows authors to publish free or at discounted APC.

Institutional Open Access Membership Program (IOAMP)

If the corresponding author's institution participates in our IOAMP, some or all of the publication costs may be covered by the author's institution at a reduced APC (more details available at the IOAMP page).

IMPORTANT: BJBMS imposes high English language and scientific medical writing standards. For manuscripts with less than optimal English language, authors must provide the corrected manuscript and a certificate of professional language editing or scientific medical writing. Else, authors may choose to arrange the paid Journal's language editing and scientific medical writing service.

The Journal publishes only high-quality figures. The content of the figures (graph or composite figures quality, image colors, brightness and contrast, font legibility, spelling errors), as well as figure resolution, have to be of high quality. If the figures are suboptimal, the authors will be asked to improve the figures. If the authors are not able to improve the figures themselves, they may use the paid Journal's figure editing service.

Low-income economies 


Afghanistan Guinea-Bissau Sierra Leone
Benin Haiti Somalia
Burkina Faso Korea, Dem. People's Rep. South Sudan
Burundi Liberia Syrian Arab Republic
Central African Republic Madagascar Tajikistan
Chad Malawi Tanzania
Congo, Dem. Rep Mali Togo
Eritrea Mozambique Uganda
Ethiopia Nepal Yemen, Rep.
Gambia, The Niger  
Guinea Rwanda  

Lower-middle-income economies


Angola India Papua New Guinea  
Bangladesh Indonesia Philippines
Bhutan Kenya São Tomé and Principe
Bolivia Kiribati Senegal
Cabo Verde Kyrgyz Republic Solomon Islands
Cambodia Lao PDR Sudan
Cameroon Lesotho Timor-Leste
Comoros Mauritania Tunisia
Congo, Rep. Micronesia, Fed. Sts. Ukraine
Côte d'Ivoire Moldova Uzbekistan
Djibouti Mongolia Vanuatu
Egypt, Arab Rep. Morocco Vietnam
El Salvador Myanmar West Bank and Gaza
Eswatini Nicaragua Zambia
Ghana Nigeria   Zimbabwe
Honduras Pakistan    

Upper-middle-income economies


Albania Fiji Namibia
Algeria Gabon Nauru
American Samoa Georgia North Macedonia
Argentina Grenada Paraguay
Armenia Guatemala Peru  
Azerbaijan Guyana Romania
Belarus Iran, Islamic Rep. Russian Federation
Belize Iraq Samoa
Bosnia and Herzegovina Jamaica Serbia
Botswana Jordan Sri Lanka
Brazil Kazakhstan South Africa
Bulgaria Kosovo St. Lucia
China Lebanon St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Colombia Libya Suriname
Costa Rica Malaysia Thailand
Cuba Maldives Tonga
Dominica Marshall Islands Turkey
Dominican Republic   Mauritius Turkmenistan
Equatorial Guinea Mexico Tuvalu
Ecuador Montenegro Venezuela, RB