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Read and Publish Agreements for Open Access Publishing

The Library has a number of “Read and Publish” deals that allow Koc University corresponding authors to publish open access in selected journals without payment of an Article Processing Charge (APC).

British Medical Journal (BMJ) Agreement


Agreement What you need to do

Within the scope of the agreement signed with the British Medical Journal (BMJ) as of 2024, Koç University corresponding authors

 will not pay any Article Processing Charge (APC)  for open-access articles to be published in “Standard Collection Hybrid” and “Gold Open Access” Journals

Article processing charges are covered for original research articles published in the following journals:

  • All BMJ Standard Collection titles
  • BMJ Gold Open Access journals

There will be no limit to the number of articles to be published.

  • An accepted manuscript is eligible for BMJ when the corresponding author's primary affiliation is Koç University.
  • Institutional affiliation and e-mail address ( should be used.
  • The number of OA publishing under this agreement is unlimited.
  • This agreement covers “Original Research Articles”  submitted between January 1st, 2024, and December 31st, 2024.

Open access agreements for Turkey: information for authors

Excluded titles: "Non-Standart Collection Hybrid" Journals are excluded 
Eligible article types: All fully peer-reviewed "Orginal Research Articles" newly published in BMJ's Standart Collection Hybrid and Gold Open Access journals are eligible.
Licenses options: Open access articles will be published allowing reuse under a CC-BY-NC or CC-BY license. Agreement Ends: December 31st, 2024
Guided Documents: How to publish your article open access with BMJ


How to publish your article open access with BMJ