BMJ expands open access offering across Europe with three Read and Publish agreements in France
Leading healthcare knowledge provider BMJ partners with Hospices Civils de Lyon, Université Côte d’Azur, and Université de Bordeaux to support open access publishing and advance healthcare research
Leading global healthcare knowledge provider, BMJ, is expanding its open access offering across Europe through three Read and Publish agreements with leading institutions in France, Hospices Civils de Lyon, Université Côte d’Azur, and Université de Bordeaux. This agreement marks BMJ’s first Transitional agreements in France, building on its European Consortia deals in the UK, Sweden, Ireland and Germany.
The agreements will cover the cost of article processing charges (APCs) incurred by eligible authors when publishing in any of the BMJ Standard Collection or Gold Open Access journals, including BMJ’s flagship journal, The BMJ. This will allow affiliated corresponding authors to publish their primary research open access (OA) at no cost to them.
BMJ is a pioneer and champion of open access as a way to promote knowledge and accelerate discoveries. The company places a great deal of importance on increasing the reach and use of what we publish and is committed to innovating and advancing health research. With this expansion of this open access offering in Europe, BMJ is excited to continue providing access to quality, trusted healthcare information and supporting the scientific community to help create a healthier world. The healthcare knowledge provider is proud to partner with these prestigious institutions in France and looks forward to collaborating with them to advance the healthcare research field.
Allison Lang, Publishing Director at BMJ, said:
“As a pioneer and champion of open access, BMJ continually looks for new ways to support the research community through our Read and Publish agreements. We will continue to provide access to quality, trusted healthcare information and support open access publishing.
“This agreement is another step forward in further transitioning research to open access to make it widely visible and accessible to support improvements in policy and practice. Additionally, we are delighted to partner with these three esteemed universities, all of whom collectively share the goal of supporting the scientific community to help create a healthier world.”
BMJ continues its commitment to advancing scientific discovery, having recently renewed all existing Read and Publish deals; flipped its first transformative journal Evidence Based Medicine Mental Health, to open access, now called BMJ Mental Health; and launched two new open access journals, BMJ Oncology and BMJ Public Health.