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Publisher Memberships


Some open-access publishers offer institutional memberships, whereby a fixed annual fee, often based on the size of faculty or expected number of submitted articles, covers all or a percentage of article-processing fees for the institution for the year.


Current publisher memberships:

OU Libraries is a member in BioMed Central, which means OU authors get a 15% discount off author publication fees.


If you submit your manuscript from an IP address that has been registered by your institution, the membership discount will be automatically applied.

If you submit your manuscript using a non-registered IP address:

1) Please choose the option “I believe that I am covered by an institutional membership arrangement” on the APC agreement page

2) Select your institution from the drop-down list

3) BioMed Central Customer Service team will then handle your discount request before sending instructions on how to complete your submission




Measuring Research Impact


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Julia Rodriguez
Scholarly Communications Librarian


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