For institutions

We want to partner with your institution in all aspects of open research. Our priority is to learn about your current requirements, processes and goals for the future, and offer support to your institution.

Do you have an open research initiative in the works? We’d love to hear from you. Whether you’re streamlining an administrative process or raising general awareness, please get in touch if there are any aspects of open research or related topics you’d like to discuss.

Examples might include:

  • Funder compliance monitoring
  • Centralized billing
  • Budget and publication reporting
  • Repository deposition
  • Support for events
  • Any other related topic affecting your institution

Interested in learning more about research data services or open research for your institution? Please get in touch with your regional contact:

Natalia Timiraos

Natalia Timiraos

Head of Institutional Engagement

+44 (0) 20 3192 2227

Johanna Kuhn

Johanna Kuhn

Institutional Engagement Manager

+27 (83) 237 43 17

Regions: Eastern Europe, Middle East, Africa & Central Asia, Greater China and South Korea

Christopher Pym

Christopher Pym

Institutional Engagement Manager

+44 (0) 203 1922064

Regions: Northern, Western and Southern Europe (including Germany, Austria and Switzerland), Japan, South East Asia and Oceania

Patrice  Weiss

Patrice Weiss

Institutional Engagement Manager

+1 (212) 451 8756

Regions: N. America, Latin America


BMC and SpringerOpen provide a membership program for institutions to support researchers who publish in our journals. Membership is designed to provide billing support for article processing charges while allowing institutions to more effectively manage their open access output.

Membership is applicable to BMC and SpringerOpen journals only, and does not apply to any, Palgrave Macmillan, or Springer Nature hybrid open access (Open Choice) journals.

Visit our list of members to find out whether your institution participates. 

If your institution is not currently a member, visit our OA funding and policy support page to learn more about APC funding options and our support service for authors.

If you need support for an existing membership, please contact: