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 

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

Lower-middle-income economies

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

Upper-middle-income economies

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