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

Regional contacts

For inquiries on behalf of an institution, please get in touch with your regional contact:


Natalia Timiraos

Head of Institutional Engagement

+44 (0) 20 3192 2227

Bob Schatz

Bob Schatz

Institutional Engagement Manager

+1 (646) 258-2126

Regions: Canada, United States of America


Johanna Kuhn

Institutional Engagement Manager

+27 (83) 237 43 17

Regions: Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sub-Saharan Africa, Switzerland, Turkey

Christopher Pym

Christopher Pym

Institutional Engagement Manager

+44 (0) 203 1922064

Regions: United Kingdom, Ireland, Nordics, BeNeLux, Eastern Europe (rest of), Italy, Middle East, North Africa

Fabio Spat

Fabio Spat

Sales Manager

+55 11 3012 3109

Regions: Latin America, Portugal


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:


Sannah Maqsood

Senior Institutional Operations Executive

+44 (0) 20 3192 2723

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