Open Access

npj Primary Care Respiratory Medicine makes all content freely available to all researchers worldwide, ensuring maximum dissemination of content through the platform. Content is published online on a weekly basis to provide timely communication to the community and keep publication times to a minimum. All papers published in the journal are open access, and each paper is clearly marked with the ‘Open’ icon next to the title.

Open Access at Nature Research

Creative Commons License
npj Primary Care Respiratory Medicine articles are made open access online and freely accessible, immediately upon publication under a CC BY license (Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License).

To facilitate self-archiving Springer Nature deposits open access articles in PubMed Central and Europe PubMed Central on publication. Authors are also permitted to post the final, published PDF of their article on a website, institutional repository or other free public server, immediately on publication.

Open Access and Charges
Authors whose papers are accepted for publication in npj Primary Care Respiratory Medicine are required to pay an article processing charge (APC).

The APC for npj Primary Care Respiratory Medicine is as follows (plus VAT or local taxes where applicable):  

Article Processing Charge       The America, China and Japan            United Kingdom                   Europe and rest of world      
Original Article                                  $2,800                          £1,840                               €2,180
Other article types                                  $1,140                        £750                               €890

For authors of original articles, a reduced rate of $2,800 is currently available; for authors of other article types, a reduced rate of $1,140 is currently available. Members of PCRS-UK and the IPCRG are entitled to a further discount to the APC. For further information and criteria for eligibility, please visit the PCRS-UK or IPCRG web sites.

Open Access Funding
Nature Research offers an APC support service to make it easier for authors to discover and apply for open access funding. To learn more please visit our website.

APC Waiver Policy
Please visit our website to learn more about our waiver policy, and how to make an application.

APC Sponsorship
The journal will consider applications for the APC to be sponsored in instances where authors cannot pay the full amount charged for publication and sponsorship may be granted in cases of genuine need. If the application is successful, Springer Nature and PCRS-UK/IPCRG  will cover the costs of publication and no fee will be applicable to the author. Individual APC sponsorship requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis. To apply for APC sponsorship please make a request for consideration prior to, or at the point of, manuscript submission.

Publishing Open Access
Visit our open research site for detailed information about publishing open access in npj Primary Care Respiratory Medicine

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