Fees and funding
Open access publishing is not without costs. BMC Plant Biology therefore levies an article-processing charge of £1370/$2145/€1745 for each article accepted for publication. 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.
BioMed Central provides a free open access funding support service to help authors discover and apply for article processing charge funding. Visit our OA funding and policy support page to view our list of research funders and institutions that provide funding for APCs, and to learn more about our email support service.
2016 Journal Metrics
3.964 - 2-year Impact Factor
4.541 - 5-year Impact Factor
1.243 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
1.820 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)
1356.5 Usage Factor
Social Media Impact
Portable Peer Review
The editors of BMC Plant Biology support initiatives that expedite the peer review process and are happy to consider manuscripts that have been reviewed in Peerage of Science. Please indicate in your cover letter if this applies to your manuscript.