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Fees and funding

Article-processing charges

Open access publishing is not without costs. Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine therefore levies an article-processing charge of £1370.00/$2145.00/€1745.00 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.

International authors publishing in Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine can request coverage of the journal’s article-processing charge (APC) by The Japanese Society for Hygiene, so they will not have to pay the APC themselves if the article is accepted. This must be requested during the article submission process by entering a code that can be obtained from the Society office (

If the corresponding author of an article is a member of the Japanese Society for Hygiene, EHPM offers a discount on the article-processing charge. Please contact the Society office ( if you would like to join the society to take advantage of this.


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