BioMed Central is an STM (Science, Technology and Medicine) publisher of 272 peer-reviewed open access journals. The portfolio of journals spans all areas of biology, biomedicine and medicine and includes broad interest titles, such as BMC Biology and BMC Medicine alongside specialist journals, such as Retrovirology and BMC Genomics. All original research articles published by BioMed Central are made freely accessible online immediately upon publication. BioMed Central levies an article-processing charge to cover the cost of the publication process. Authors publishing with BioMed Central 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.
What is open access?
Open access publishing allows free access to and distribution of published articles where the author retains copyright of their work by employing a Creative Commons attribution licence, therefore removing any barriers to access.
- Research that is freely available online
- Free to read, copy, distribute, and use (with attribution) any way you wish
- Author retains copyright not the publisher
- Complies with self-archiving mandates
Open Access in the developing world
The Open Access in the developing world micro site provides a news platform for all open access developments in lower-income countries.
The site also details BioMed Central's developing world initiatives which look to increase the visibility and output of scientific research from across Africa and the wider developing world such as our waiver fund and Foundation Membership.
In addition to publishing outstanding open access journals, BioMed Central offers a range of products and services including a Membership Program that enables institutions to support open access actively. View this library section to learn more about these products along with licensing and pricing information.
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