This supporter membership provides Imperial corresponding authors with a 25% discount on APCs for articles accepted for publication in BMJ Publishing journals.

The discount should be applied automatically, but if it is not, go to "apply discounts" in the Copyright Clearance Center payment system and make sure your affiliation is set to Imperial College London. If you believe you are eligible for the remainder of the fee to be covered from any of our funds, please apply for APC funding via Symplectic in the usual way before selecting the open access option with the journal.

Note that fees for papers funded by UK Research and Innovation, British Heart Foundation, Blood Cancer UK, Cancer Research UK, Parkinsons UK, Versus Arthritis or the Wellcome Trust may be covered by our ‘publish and read’ agreement with BMJ.

BMJ Open Access Programme

If you have any questions regarding this agreement or the process please contact the open access team