BMJ Journals

During 2022 we have an agreement with BMJ covering open access publishing in both hybrid- and fully open access journals without paying an article processing charge. Only articles accepted after January 1, 2022 are covered by the agreement.

What is included in the agreement?

  • Open access publishing without an article processing charge in fully open access journals in the BMJ Gold OA Journals
  • Open access publishing without an article processing charge in hybrid journals in the BMJ Standard Collection Journals.
  • Article types research and review are covered by the agreement.
  • Open access publishing without an article processing charge in the two journals BMJ Sexual and Reproductive Health and in BMJ Supportive & Palliative .

What is NOT included in the agreement?

  • Open access publishing in some of the hybrid journals that are not part of the BMJ Standard Collection Journals is not included, namely: Case Reports, European Journal of Hospital Pharmacy (EJHP), Journal of ISAKOS (Joint Disorders & Orthopaedic Sports Medicine), Journal of Investigative Medicine (JIM), Military Health, Simulation & Technology Enhanced Learning (STEL)
  • Additional costs for page charges, colour charges etc. are not covered by the agreement.

Who can use the agreement?

  • Researchers who were affiliated with Uppsala university when the work that resulted in the publication was carried out. The author must be the corresponding author to be able to use the agreement.

What publishing licenses does the agreement cover?

  • CC-BY is standard, but there are journals where CC-BY-NC is optional.

How to use the agreement

  • Use your email address ending in "". It simplifies the identification of UU authors and ensures that the article in question is financed by the agreement.
  • "Corresponding author", main author, the person who submits the manuscript and maintains contact with the publisher concerning article publishing, must be affiliated with Uppsala University.
  • The affiliation of the corresponding author (the institute that you belong to) must be clearly stated in the article and in the publisher’s system. 

Further instructions are found at the publisher's website.

Last modified: 2022-01-24