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Open access funding and policy support

Open access funding support service

BMC offers a free open access (OA) support service to make it easier for authors to discover and apply for article-processing charge (APC) funding. We can:

  • Provide personalized information on OA funds that may be available
  • Direct you to the OA funding co-ordinator at your institution or funding body
  • Supply you with information for your OA funding application
  • Help you demonstrate the benefits of OA to support your application
  • Give personalized advice about the funding application process for your institution or funding body
  • Provide advice about compliance with funders' and institutions' OA policies

For further advice on the funding available to you and guidance in approaching funders and institutions, please contact

Further resources

Funding sources for open access articles: Check whether your institution or research funder makes OA funding available.

Open access funding and policy checklist: Identify potential sources of APC funding and ensure your publication meets all the OA requirements of your funders and institutions.

Open access funding FAQs: Learn about the types of APC funding available, as well as how to secure such funding and meet eligibility requirements.

Open access policy FAQs: Learn how to meet your funders' and institutions' requirements for open access publications.