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Fees and funding

Article-processing charges

Open access publishing is not without costs. Echo Research & Practice therefore levies an article-processing charge of £1480.00/$2170.00/€1790.00 for each article accepted for publication, plus VAT or local taxes where applicable.

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.

BMC 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.

For more information on APCs please see our Journal Pricing FAQs

Authors from the British Society of Echocardiography are entitled to a discounted article-processing charge which is payable upon editorial acceptance of their manuscript for publication. To facilitate this, BSE members should indicate their membership (in payment option number 3) when submitting a manuscript.

British Society of Echocardiography members, and commissioned authors, are also entitled to apply for a grant to cover the cost of the APC’s. Grants will be awarded based on scientific merit  and evaluated by the Editors in Chief and Associate Editors. Please note, case reports will not be eligible for an APC grant.

To request an application form, please contact erp@bsecho.org upon submission of your article. Authors who apply for a grant will be informed of the decision regarding an award at the same time as the manuscript is accepted for publication.