Fees and funding
Open access publishing is not without costs. Systematic Reviews therefore levies an article-processing charge of £1565.00/$2450.00/€1995.00 for each article accepted for publication, plus VAT or local taxes where applicable.
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.
BMC 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.
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 type||APC GBP*||APC EUR*||APC USD*|
|Systematic Review Update||£780||€995||$1220|
*plus VAT or local taxes where required
2017 Journal Metrics
94 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
91 days to first decision for all manuscripts
168 days from submission to acceptance
16 days from acceptance to publication
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