Article Processing Charges (APC)
An article-processing charge (APC), also known as processing fees for publication, it is a fee that is charged to authors to make their article immediately and freely available upon publication. Authors pay a one-time APC to cover the costs of online tools for editors and authors, article production and hosting, liaison with abstracting and indexing services, and customer services. There are no submission charges, no charges for rejected articles, and no additional charges based on the length of an article, figures, or supplementary data. Some items such as editorials, corrections, addendums, retractions, and comments are published free of charge. The APC, payable when your manuscript is editorially accepted and before publication and is paid by the author, the author’s institution, or their research funder.
APC prices are based on the following criteria which are applied to open access articles only:-
- Journal quality.
- The journal’s editorial and technical processes.
- Competitive considerations.
- Market conditions.
- Other revenue streams associated with the journal.
Journal will offer a credit for use against a future open access publication in the following circumstances when there will be a delay in delivering an article online after acceptance. No refund or credit will be offered in the case of article retraction and article removal from the journal website raised due to unethical actions by authors.