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Writing & Publishing Support

Information related to writing and publishing including predatory journals, author discounts, and more.

APC Discounts

Below are various publishing fee discounts available to the Upstate community. Please note that these discounts are obtained through vendor agreements and subject to change.


BioMed Central

Upstate authors are entitled to a 15% discount with BioMed Central.

The BioMed Central (BMC) discount is part of Upstate's membership in BMC. After editorial acceptance, there will be an option to note your affiliation with Upstate in order to be eligible for the discount.

Per BMC, the member discount is applicable to BMC and Springer fully open access journals only, and does not apply to any Nature Research, Palgrave, or Springer Nature hybrid open access (Open Choice) journals.

 BioMed Central publishes over 250 peer-reviewed open access journals. View an A-Z  list of BioMed Central journals.

BMJ Case Reports

The cost of the article processing charge is covered. When you are ready to submit your work, email to get the BMJ fellowship code.

The submission process is described in more detail at

Cambridge University Press

The article processing charge is covered for all Cambridge journals that accept Open Access publishing. 

The corresponding author must have valid Upstate credentials. To find out more and see which titles are included, visit Enter "United States" and then "SUNY Upstate Medical University."