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Article-processing charges

Open-access publishing is not without costs. BMC Plant Biology therefore levies an article-processing charge of £2090.00/$2790.00/€2390.00 for each article accepted for publication, plus VAT or local taxes where applicable. The APC is determined at the date of acceptance.

If the corresponding author's institution participates in our open access membership program, some or all of the publication cost may be covered (more details available on the membership page). We routinely waive charges for authors from low-income countries. For other countries, article-processing charge waivers or discounts are granted on a case-by-case basis to authors with insufficient funds. Authors can request a waiver or discount during the submission process. For further details, see our article-processing charge page.

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Springer Nature offers agreements that enable institutions to cover open-access publishing costs. Learn more about our open access agreements to check your eligibility and discover whether this journal is included.

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    5.3 - 2-year Impact Factor
    5.9 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.415 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    1.159 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2022 Speed
    17 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    125 days submission to accept (Median)

    2022 Usage 
    2,918,309 downloads
    1,834 Altmetric mentions 

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