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Open Access Publishing Agreements

This guide describes open access publishing agreements for authors affiliated with Washington State University.

Description of BioMed Central Agreement

WSU is a supporter member of BioMed Central, This provides authors a 15% discount on the article processing charge. When submitting a manuscript confirm that WSU has a membership when the publication system prompts. They will usually get back to you in a day with the charges (minus the 15% discount). Washington State University does not have an open access fund; you are responsible for paying the discounted price. For more information please see,

Please see the BMC submission guide: Submission Guidelines for authors requesting a membership discount with BMC


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