BMJ 2019-2021

Authors of four universities can publish open access in 64 journals of this publisher without any costs.

Deal duration
Status licence

Note that the value of the specified yearly APC Waiver Cap for this year has been reached. Corresponding authors of participating universities and UMC’s are no longer able to publish open access without additional costs. This agreement will not be continued in 2022.


License and conditions:

  • Participating members of this agreement are University of Amsterdam, Erasmus University Rotterdam, University of Groningen and VU Amsterdam (including University Medical Centers).
  • The agreement covers 64 journals of BMJ.
  • Authors (corresponding) of participating universities can publish without any costs open access in these journals within the value of the specified yearly APC Waiver Cap.
  • Publication types that are part of the deal: all article types.

How does it work?

  • Use your institutional email address during submission and do this preferably from the institutional network.
  • Use the drop down menu to select your affiliation (university).
  • Once BMJ has verified the affiliation the article will be open access without any costs upon acceptance.
Meer informatie

More information on the BMJ website.


This Contract discloses the 'BMJ Consortia OA Waiver Agreement'.

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