Vanderbilt’s Agreements Supporting Open Access Publishing

As the scholarly publishing landscape has grown more complex with the advent of new publishing models, the Jean & Alexander Heard Libraries has negotiated transformative (read-and-publish) agreements with several publishers to better support faculty, staf

BioMed Central (BMC)

Part of Springer Nature, BioMed Central (BMC) publishes open access, peer-reviewed STEM journals.

  • Vanderbilt's agreement provides a 15% discount off article processing charges (APCs), which vary by journal. Visit a journal's homepage to find the APC.
  • Authors retain copyright of their work through Creative Commons licenses.
  • To view a list of the included journals, please visit BioMed Central Journals.

Instructions for Authors

How does it work?

  • Only corresponding authors are eligible for the discount.
  • Publishers use a variety of methods and tools to confirm eligibility. Whenever possible, we have identified eligible affiliated groups that might appear in the publisher's list (e.g. Peabody or Vanderbilt University Medical Center); however, to ensure that an author is recognized, it is best to select Vanderbilt University as the affiliation and use one's email address or email address at the point of submission/acceptance. It is also recommended to include one's ORCID iD.
  • When a manuscript is accepted for publication, an approval request is sent to Vanderbilt Heard Libraries for review.
  • Upon approval, the corresponding author will be notified via email and the article production process will continue.

Recent Vanderbilt University BMC Articles

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