The open-access platform BioMed Central gives 15% discount to UvA researchers for publishing their articles online.
After the UvA Library had cancelled its membership in June 2014 because of the considerable increase in price, negotiations with this publisher of over 180 biomedical journals were renewed. This resulted in an acceptable offer, so that the UvA is once more a supporting member.
For scientific authors at UvA (including the AMC) it is therefore 15% cheaper to publish their articles open access with BioMed Central and thus make them more visible. In order to qualify, authors must mention that the university is a supporter member.
Contact person: Lieuwe Kool, head Medical Library AMC