BioMed Central

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BioMed Central

Green open access summary

This is a short summary of the green open access policy of BioMed Central.

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Preprint: archiving allowed
Green circle
Postprint: archiving allowed
Green circle
Published version: archiving allowed


  • Author's pre-print on pre-print server such as ArXiv, bioRxiv, Peer J PrePrints, or similar platforms (both commercial and non-commercial)
  • Authors post-print and Publisher's version/PDF on any website
  • Publisher's version/PDF may be used
  • Creative Commons Attribution License
  • Copy of License must accompany any deposit.
  • Authors retain copyright
  • Published source must be acknowledged
  • Must link to publisher version with DOI
  • All titles are open access journals
  • 'BMC (part of Springer Nature)' is an imprint of ''

Policy details