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4. Does BioMed Central offer discounts on article-processing charges?


Arthritis Research & Therapy offers various discounts on APCs, which are outlined below. The discounts are exclusive of each other and cannot be accumulated.

Discount reference Discount amount Notes Qualifying journals
     
  Supporter Member discount 15% on full APC Submitting author must be from Supporter Member institution. All journals published by BioMed Central  
Current Controlled Trials registration discount 20% off full APC Applicable to authors of study protocols for trials registered with Current Controlled Trials All BMC series medical journals that consider study protocols and Trials
     
  Published protocol discount 20% off full APC Applicable to authors of published protocols when submitting the results of their study for publication in a qualifying journal All BMC series medical journals that consider study protocols, Systematic Reviews and Trials  
Case report discount 20% off full APC Applies to case reports relating to patients who are enrolled in studies described in published protocols or results articles in the BMC series medical journals and Trials. Journal of Medical Case Reports
     

Please note that if the submitting author's organization is a BioMed Central Member, the cost of the article-processing charge is covered by the Membership. Please check if your institution is a BioMed Central Member.

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