What are Article Processing Charges?
Edorium Journals follow an open access publishing policy. All scientific content published by Edorium Journals is accessible, without any restriction, by any reader, in any part of the world. To support the open access initiative instead of charging fees from the users to read the published content, an Article Publication Charge (APC) is levied after the manuscript has been accepted for publication. Edorium Journals do not have submission or processing charges. One of the core guiding principles of Edorium Journals is "To keep the processing charges as low as possible by adopting low cost innovative methods". We conscientiously follow this core principles in all our services. This is why our Article Publishing Charges are lowest in the industry.
Why do I have to pay Article Processing Charges?
All articles published in Edorium Journals are open access. Open Access publishing implies that all readers, anywhere in the world, are allowed unrestricted access to full text of articles, immediately on publication in Edorium Journals. No payment is collected from the readers for accessing, downloading and reading the articles. This increases the citations of an article in other articles and increases its importance in scientific literature. If a published paper can only be accessed by paying a subscription fee, many authors while writing their manuscripts, look elsewhere for free articles and include them in their citations. Due to this reason some very good articles suffer and lag behind in citations as readers cannot access them without paying for subscriptions. The Article Processing Charges pay for the editorial and production costs of the journals, for hosting the website, editing of articles, publishing articles online, preparing HTML and PDF versions of the articles and submitting the articles in electronic citation database like CrossRef. Authors submitting from institutions which are members of Edorium Institutional Membership program receive a 75% waiver in APC. The rest of the APC are covered by their institution membership fees. Authors enrolled in our Favored author program are given waivers in Article Processing Charges.
What do the Article Processing Charges pay for?
Open access publishing has its costs in the form of peer reviewing, editing, publishing, maintaining and archiving of the paper. Edorium Journals meets these costs through Article Processing Charges because it does not have levy any subscription charges for accessing the published research content. Article Publication Charge covers the entire cost of the publication process from the time of submission of a manuscript to its final online publication. This includes peer reviewing, editing, publishing, maintaining and archiving of the paper for immediate access to the full text versions of the articles, preparing HTML and PDF versions of the articles and submitting the articles in electronic citation database like CrossRef. The charges also cover for maintaining the websites, hosting environment and software for processing a manuscript. We believe that restriction-free, immediate, and worldwide access to all research is in the best interests of the scientific community.
What are the current Article Processing Charges for Edorium Journals?
The fees charged by Edorium Journals are on average 2 to 4 times lower than those charged by other publishers. The current Article Processing Charges for all journal published by Edorium Journals group are given here
Can I request a waiver of the Article Publication Fees?
Although the Article Publication Fees for our journal are very low as compared to other journals, waiver requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Full or part waiver of charges may be granted in some cases.
Edorium Journals waiver policy and fees for low and lower-middle income countries are give here
. DO NOT submit your manuscript before you have received a decision from the Editorial Office. You will be informed of the decision on the waiver application within two working days. Please understand that waivers are granted on a case-by-case basis. Many factors are considered for granting a waiver and there is no guarantee that a waiver or waiver will be granted.
Does Edorium Journals offer waivers on Article Processing Charges?
Edorium Journals have very low article processing charges. Our fees are on an average 2 to 4 times lower than those charged by other journals.
Edorium Journals also gives waivers to enable authors to easily publish their research in any of the journals without worrying for finances to pay the fees. Here are the various waivers offered for articles submitted to Edorium Journals.
Waivers for Author
- Fee Waivers: Edorium Journals aims to encourage and enable authors from all countries to share their scientific knowledge with others and learn from the scientific knowledge of others. To remove financial constratints as a barrier to sharing and learning especially for authors from low and lower-middle income economies, Edorium Journals has formulated a waiver policy. Edorium Journals waiver policy and fees for low and lower-middle income countries are give here.
- Fee Waivers (case based): Although the Article Processing Charges for our journal are low as compared to other journals, waiver requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Full or part waiver of charges may be granted in some cases.
- Favored Author Waiver: Option 1 - A 10% waiver in Article Processing Charges for every manuscript submitted for publication to any journal published by Edorium Journals. Option II - Pay a one time fee and publish any number of articles free for one full year. These waivers are for authors who register with our Favored Author Program and who submit their first manuscript within 30 days of registration. Please read more about the Favored Author Program here
- Institutional Membership Waiver: Option 1 - A 75% waiver in Article Processing Charges for all authors whose Institutions are members of Edorium Institutional Membership Program. Option II - A 100% waiver for any author from the member institute and authors can publish any number of articles free for one full year. Any number of manuscripts can be submitted from one member institute. Please read more about the Institutional Membership program here.
Waivers for Reviewers
Reviewer Waiver: For every manuscript reviewed by the reviewer within the stipulated time, a 20% waiver will be given for one manuscript submitted by the reviewer as first author or corresponding author, for publication to any journal published by Edorium Journals. To join the Reviewer Panel with Edorium Journals please see here.
Waivers for Editors
Editor Waiver: Editors and members of Editorial Board of all journals published by Edorium Journals group can publish any number of articles free of charges.
Note: If any author is eligible for more than one type of waiver, the largest single waiver will be applied.
Please read the terms of waivers here.
How can I apply for waiver of Article Processing Charges?
If you want to apply for a waiver, please submit the below information to:
before submitting your manuscript for publication to the journal. You will get a reply within two working days.
Information to include in fee waiver application:
Name of author(s)
Name & address of institution
Country of residence
Title of journal
Title of the paper
Abstract/Summary of the paper
Reason for applying for a waiver
Please apply for the waiver before submitting your manuscript to the journal. Submit waiver applications to:
How do Edorium Journals's charges compare with other publishers?
Our Article Processing Charges are very low. Our fees are on average 2 to 4 times lower than those charged by other journals. Please see here
how our processing charges compare with other publishers.
Are any taxes included in this charge?
Yes. All service taxes and charges are included in the Article Processing Charges. If the charges are added separately, the charges will be shown in the invoice set to you.
To which articles will this charge apply?
Article Processing Charges apply to all articles that have been accepted for publication in a Edorium Journals after undergoing editorial and peer review.
Who is responsible for making the payment?
The corresponding author of a manuscript is responsible for arranging funds to pay for the processing charges. The actual payment can be made by the corresponding author or any other person or institution on behalf of the corresponding author.
How can I pay the Article Processing Charges?
Article Processing Charges can be made by Credit Card or PayPal. The details of how to make the payment will be sent to you after your article has been accepted for publication. If you choose to pay by Credit Card or PayPal, we will send the instructions and link to make the payment to the corresponding author's email address. You will be required to click on the link which will take you to the payments page. You can then make the payment using a secure gateway. If there is any bank surcharge or processing fees for sending us the Article Processing Charges, you will have to arrange for the funds for it. An receipt of the amount paid will be sent to you within 48 hours of receipt of the payment.
Do I get a discount if my institution is a member of Institutional Membership program?
If your institute is enrolled in our Institutional Membership program, you will receive full or part waiver in Article Processing Charges based on the option selected by the member institute.
Read more about Institutional Membership program here
Please check if you institution is a member here
If the Article Processing Charges are revised what will I be charged?
If the Article Processing Charges payable for an article submitted for publication are revised while your manuscript is under review you still pay the lower Article Processing Charges, which were applicable at the time you submitted your manuscript. If an institution enrolled in our Institutional Membership program ceases to be a Member while the manuscript is being processed authors will still receive all membership benefits. However, if an institution becomes a member after the author has submitted an article, that article will not be covered by the membership benefits.