BioMed Central is committed to facilitating the dissemination of science to and from developing countries. We have set up the open access in the developing world (OADW) initiative to make sure that there aren’t any barriers to publishing open access, to work with institutions and organisations to implement open access and to highlight the quality research being done.

What does BioMed Central do?

We are an STM (Science, Technology and Medicine) publisher with a large portfolio of peer-reviewed open access journals. The portfolio of journals spans all areas of biology, medicine and health. This includes broad interest titles, such as BMC Biology and BMC Medicine alongside specialist journals, such as Malaria Journal and BMC Infectious Diseases.

All original research articles published by us are made freely accessible online immediately upon publication. Authors retain the copyright to their work, licensing it under the Creative Commons Attribution License which allows articles to be re-used and re-distributed without restriction, as long as the original work is correctly cited.

BioMed Central is owned by Springer Science+Business Media, and also hosts the SpringerOpen platform.

Find out more about us here.

What can we do for you?

We offer a range of services to remove any barriers to publish your research. To support authors in developing countries, we have a waiver policy. This entitles you to publish your research in a BioMed Central journal without incurring the usual article-processing charge. You are given an automatic waiver if you are in any country classified by the World Bank as a Low-income or Lower-middle-income economy and which has a 2010 gross domestic product of less than 200 billion US dollars (reference - World Bank 1st December 2014).

We help research go beyond the research community and make an impact on our daily lives. This can be through educational resources, policy documents and/or influence leading health campaigns.

There should be no barriers to publishing research. The 'For Authors' page has all the information about the support services to help you publish your research, whether it's financial aid or tips to prepare your manuscript for submission.  

Librarians should look through our 'For Institutions' pages to find out more about our Foundation Membership and ORLite, services we offer so you can make your institutes research go further. 

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