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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.

Why publish with BMC
  • Options:

    Choose from nearly 500 journals in the BioMed Central and SpringerOpen portfolios - across all areas of science, technology, medicine, engineering, chemistry, and mathematics
  • Exposure:

    Many of our journals have Impact Factors, and publishing open access means your manuscript will benefit from high visibility and an international readership
  • Simplicity:

    Convenient online manuscript submission, fast and thorough peer review, no space constraints or color figure charges
How to receive the discount

If you are submitting a manuscript from within National Cheng Kung University's IP range and NCKU E-mail domain, the discount will be automatically applied. If you are submitting a manuscript from outside of National Cheng Kung University's IP range, suggest you to use VPN service to change IP address to IP range of NCKU. And you can follow the submission process as normal. On the APC agreement page, select the option I believe that I am covered by an institutional membership arrangement, then select your institution from the drop-down list.

If you are not sure whether submission is covered by the NCKU membership, please send an email to library with this file. We will help you to check it as soon as possible. However there is an important notice: if the manuscript has been accepted, the membership will not allowed to change status.

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