Answered By: Michael Bailou Huang
Last Updated: Mar 24, 2017     Views: 56

BioMed Central is an STM (Science, Technology and Medicine) publisher of 258 peer-reviewed open access journals. The portfolio of journals covers all areas of biology, biomedicine, and medicine. 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.


At this time, 15% Membership discount for research staff and students at Stony Brook University is applied to Article Processing Charges.  Please note, APCs vary depending on the individual journal title.


Other institution also involved are listed below.

Submitting an article to BioMed Central would therefore incur their customary article-processing charge (APC) levied at the beginning of the publication process. This flat charge, which varies from journal to journal, covers the entire cost of the publication process.

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