Supporter Membership

Supporter Membership enables institutions and their researchers to actively support open access by publishing in any BioMed Central, Chemistry Central or Springer Open journal at a reduced APC rate. Supporter Members pay a flat rate annual Membership fee based on the number of biology, chemistry, physics and medical researchers and graduate students at the institution. Members of the institution are then given a 15% discount on the APC when publishing in our journals.

What are the benefits of Supporter Membership?

  • All Supporter Member researchers can take advantage of a 15% discount on the article-processing charge when publishing.
  • The institution benefits from a cost-effective flat rate annual Membership fee based on the number of biology, chemistry, physics and medical researchers and graduate students at the institution. This provides the institution with an affordable way to support both open access publishing and their researchers.
  • Automated Article Deposits into your repository - any article published will be automatically deposited into the Supporter Member's institutional repository. This new Membership feature will provide greater efficiency for both authors and repository administrators.
  • Members have a customized web page on Chemistry Central, which will act as a permanent showcase for the institution. This page features titles and links to relevant articles generated by the Member institution and published in our open access journals.

Supporter Membership Fees

Fees for Supporter Membership in 2011 are based on the total number of graduate and postgraduate students, researchers, and faculty Members. Pricing per annum for academic institutions is as follows:

     
  Very small institution (0-500 faculty and postgraduate students in biology, chemistry and medicine) £1,320
US$2,464
€2,001
 
Small institution (501-1500 faculty and postgraduate students in biology, chemistry and medicine) £2,716
US$4,926
€4,124
Medium size institution (1501-2500 faculty and postgraduate students in biology, chemistry and medicine) £3,957
US$7,388
€6,006
Large institution (2501-5000 faculty and postgraduate students in biology, chemistry and medicine) £5,433
US$9,852
€8,247
Very large institution (5001-10000 faculty and postgraduate students in biology, chemistry and medicine) £6,792
US$12,314
€10,309
     

Chemistry Central's currency charging policy

If you place an order or request a quote you will be quoted/charged our US Dollars, Euro or GB Pounds rate depending on the location of your institution as follows:

  • US Dollars: North America.
  • Euro: Euro Zone

    Where VAT is applicable payments must be made in GBP in accordance with UK tax laws. If you have any questions about VAT please contact your Sales Representative.

  • GB Pounds: All other countries.

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