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- Is BMJ Open Ophthalmology currently indexed?
- How do I submit?
- My paper has just been rejected from the British Journal of Ophthalmology, can I transfer it to BMJ Open Ophthalmology?
- What is open access and an article publishing charge (APC)?
- What APC applies to BMJ Open Ophthalmology?
- How do I pay?
- Does BMJ Open Ophthalmology offer discounts and waivers on the APC?
- Does BMJ Open Ophthalmology impose any copyright restrictions and who retains copyright of the Open Access articles?
- Will publishing in BMJ Open Ophthalmology be compliant with my funder mandates?
- Which funding agencies allow direct use of grants to cover the APC?
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- Open Access – all articles published in BMJ Open Ophthalmology are freely available to a global audience on a number of databases, with the copyright retained by the author
- Compliance with funder Open Access mandates – publishing in BMJ Open Ophthalmology enables you to fulfill the Open Access requirements of funders such as the NIH, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Wellcome Trust and Research Councils UK, including using the CC-BY license
- Rapid publication – all articles are subject to stringent peer-review and fast turnaround times, ensuring prompt publication through our continuous publication policy
- Trusted international brands – BMJ Ophthalmology maintains the scientific and international reputation of BMJ
- High readership visibility – bmj.com hosting makes sure papers are noticed; exceptional articles are press released
- My paper has just been rejected from British Journal of Ophthalmology, can I transfer my paper to BMJ Open Ophthalmology?
- Rigorous peer review through a maintained online submission system
- Production costs such as copyediting, typesetting, and preparation for online publication
- Continuous hosting of the article online, available worldwide
- Marketing efforts to increase the article’s exposure
Author Hub. It is the journal’s policy to publish articles after the APC is received. BMJ does not refund an APC once paid.
- Immediate payment online via credit card using a secure payment form as soon as the manuscript has been accepted.
- An invoice can be generated. Following receipt of an invoice, payment must be made within 30 days.
HINARI Group B countries. Check with your institution before paying the APC. Your publishing costs might be covered through the BMJ Open Access Programme, or you may be eligible for a discount. More information about the BMJ Open Access Programme, including general information on Open Access and copyright policies, is available via our Author Hub.
CC BY-NC, unless the funder (such as the Wellcome Trust, Research Councils UK, Austrian Science Fund, FWF, etc.) mandates that it should be their preferred CC BY licence which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. NIH employees must submit a completed and signed NIH Publishing Agreement and Manuscript Cover Sheet according to NIH’s Employee Procedures.
Open Access Directory contains a list of universities that have funds for researchers to pay APCs. The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) has something similar – both mainly cover US institutions and are not comprehensive. The Compact for Open Access Publishing Equity is a collection of universities that have pledged support to establishing durable mechanisms for underwriting the APC model. Alternatively, contact your librarian to find out what support your institution offers. General information about BMJ’s Open Access Programme, including copyright policies and institutional memberships, is available via our Author Hub.
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