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Publishing agreement: BMJ

Through the agreement, corresponding authors at Örebro University may publish open access free of charge.

Author instructions

The publisher uses the ScholarOne platform for online submissions.

Follow the instructions below when submitting your article:

  • Ensure that you are using your institutional email address ( in order for the publisher to correctly identify you as an eligible author.
  • In step 4 on ScholarOne - Authors & Institutions - choose "Edit" in the Actions column. Type "Orebro" and choose "Orebro universitet" as your institution.
  • In step 6 - Details & Comments - choose "Not applicable" if the Open Access Membership paragraph is displayed.
  • In step 7 - Review & Submit - select "Publish this submission as open access"

Once the article is accepted, the Library will be notified automatically, and verify the corresponding author's affiliation with Örebro University.

After verification, a confirmation email is sent to the author.

Journals covered by the agreement

A list of journals included in the agreement is available on the publisher's website (select Örebro universitet under the heading "Select your institution").

Article types

Research articles and review articles are eligible.

Charges not covered

Other charges, for example color charges and page charges, are not covered by the agreement.

Agreement period


Further information

If you have any questions about the agreement or publishing process, please contact the University Library at This is an email address