Fees and funding

Article-processing charges

Open access publishing is not without costs. Systematic Reviews therefore levies an article-processing charge of £1565/$2450/€1995 for each article accepted for publication. If the corresponding author's institution participates in our open access membership program, some or all of the publication cost may be covered (more details available on the membership page). We routinely waive charges for authors from low-income countries. For other countries, article-processing charge waivers or discounts are granted on a case-by-case basis to authors with insufficient funds. Authors can request a waiver or discount during the submission process. For further details, see our article-processing charge page.

Systematic Reviews is involved in a pilot study of new technology enabling the setting of article processing charges (APCs) at an article-type level within a journal instead of charging at a flat rate. APCs on this journal are as follows for the duration of the pilot:

Article typeAPC GBPAPC EURAPC USD
Commentary£750€955$1175
Letter£750€955$1175
Methodology£1565€1955$2450
Protocol£1565€1955$2450
Research£1565€1955$2450
Systematic review update£750€955$1175

Payments from within the EU are subject to VAT. EU customers must supply their VAT Number to be exempt from VAT charge. UK Customers are not exempt from VAT charge.

BioMed Central provides a free open access funding support service to help authors discover and apply for article processing charge funding. Visit our OA funding and policy support page to view our list of research funders and institutions that provide funding for APCs, and to learn more about our email support service.