Open access membership program

Together with BioMed Central we offer an open access membership program, which enables academic and research institutions, societies and funders to actively support open access by removing some or all of the financial cost (APC) from the individual author.

Authors at member institutions can publish their work in any SpringerOpen and BioMed Central journal at a reduced rate or even no cost at all, and are entitled to a 15% discount on the publication fee when they publish a SpringerOpen book.

We currently have over 500 institutional open access membership agreements in more than 50 countries. Visit the SpringerOpen website to find out whether your institution is a member.

If your institution is not an open access member, visit our open access funding page to find out how the open access publication charge can be covered.