Open access

BMC journals and SpringerOpen

BMC journals and SpringerOpen: 50% discount from article processing charges


The University of Jyväskylä highly recommends researchers to benefit from open access self-archiving (free of charge), but the University also supports publishing in open access journals. The University Library will pay 50% of the article processing charges (publication fees) of BioMed Central and SpringerOpen. The author/department is responsible for the other 50%. In addition, a discount of 5% is granted from the original charge.

When your article is approved for publication, the publisher will take care of the proceeding of the publishing process. A discount of 5% is first deducted from the original article processing charge. Then the rest of the sum is split so that 50% is charged from an account maintained by the University Library and 50% from the researcher or the unit. The corresponding author may agree on the invoicing address with the publisher.

The University’s VAT number is: FI02458947.