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The purpose of service

In support of promoting open access journal, NCKU Library has partnered with BioMed Central through an Open Access membership program since 2015. Researchers in NCKU will receive 15% discount on article processing charges (APCs) when publishing in any BioMed Central or SpringerOpen journal.

How to meet the requirement of BMC OA discount?
  • Corresponding authors affiliated with National Cheng Kung University.
  • Article is submitted by NCKU e-mail address domain.
  • Article is submitted within National Cheng Kung University's IP range. If you are off-campus, we suggest you to use VPN service to change IP address.
Important points about old platform and new platform
  • The old platform: (eligibility for BMC APC waive should be checked in 7 days after submitting manuscript)
    • - The journal which was on the old platform will continue to transferred to the new platform.
    • - If your article meets one of the requirements above and follows the guideline to choose ”National Cheng Kung University”, the discount will be automatically applied.
    • - If any step of the process is different, please check your mailbox, including junk mail, to find the submission confirmation e-mail and click the link in the mail to get the discount.
    • - If you have any questions, please contact us by e-mail as soon as possible, if you request waive too late, the publisher remain the right to reject waive.
  • The new platform: (eligibility for BMC APC waive will be checked after manuscript is accepted)
    • - Your article should meet one of the requirements mentioned above.
    • - After article acceptance, the corresponding author will receive an invitation to complete the publication process for the article and the authors will be able to identify themselves
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