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:
- Low-income economies: free publication
- Lower-middle-income economies: 40% discount
- Upper-middle-income economies: 20% discount
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.
- 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.
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|Central African Republic||Liberia||Sudan|
|Chad||Madagascar||Syrian Arab Republic|
|Congo, Dem. Rep||Malawi||Tajikistan|
|Angola||Honduras||Papua New Guinea|
|Bangladesh||Kenya||São Tomé and Principe|
|Bhutan||Kyrgyz Republic||Solomon Islands|
|Bolivia||Lao PDR||Sri Lanka|
|Cameroon||Micronesia, Fed. Sts.||Tunisia|
|Egypt, Arab Rep.||Nepal||West Bank and Gaza|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||Iran, Islamic Rep.||Serbia|
|Bulgaria||Jordan||St. Vincent and the Grenadines|
|Equatorial Guinea||Marshall Islands||Venezuela, RB|