Article Publishing Charges (APCs)
An APC is a contribution made by the authors to make their work published in an open access journal. APC’s is usually paid by research funding bodies/ institutions/ universities or the authors themselves.
Why to Pay APC’s?
APC is important for covering the cost of publishing and for disseminating quality APC’s are used to pay for the editorial and production costs of the journal, for hosting the website, publishing articles online, preparing HTML ,PDF versions of the articles and submitting the articles in electronic citation database like CrossRef.
When do I pay Article Publication Charges?
Article Publication Charges will have to be paid after the manuscript has been peer reviewed and accepted for publication. The corresponding author will be provided with invoice and he/she is responsible for arranging the payments.
We offer considerable waiver policies for the deserving authors in cases of genuine need such as whose university/ institution are not providing funding assistance in research or who have lack of financial support from funding agencies. The provision for complete or partial fee waiver depends on the case-by-case basis for the authors. However, the request for waiver is taken into consideration only if the request for a waiver has been sent to the journal editor before submission of the manuscript. Authors are requested to apply for waiver or discount at the point of submission.