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Article Processing Charges (APCs)

1. Why do Science Publishing Group journals have article-processing charges?

Science Publishing Group publishes all its journals in full open access format. The scientific community and the general public can unlimitedly and immediately access all content published in our journals for free as soon as it is published on the Internet. This means that Science Publishing Group does not have any income from selling subscriptions to print or online versions of its journals. Therefore, Science Publishing Group needs to defray its editorial and production costs by collecting article processing charges (APC) from authors' institutes or research funding bodies. Science Publishing Group is committed to keep its open access publication charges at a minimum level.

We believe that immediate, worldwide, barrier-free, open access to the full text of research articles is in the best interests of the scientific community.

2. How much does Science Publishing Group charge for its different journals?

Science Publishing Group offers large discounts on APC.

The normal APCs (Charges for Copyediting, proofreading and other editing services) for a manuscript are 500USD. For manuscripts submitted before May 31, 2015, Science Publishing Group offers various discounts on APCs which range from 90 to 370 USD.

Please click here to see the APCs for all countries.

 Countries APCs (USD)
 Afghanistan 90
 Aland Islands 370
 Albania 270
 Algeria 270
 American Samoa 270
 Andorra 370
 Angola 270
 Anguilla 270
 Antarctica 270
 Antigua and Barbuda 370
 Argentina 270
 Armenia 170
 Aruba 370
 Australia 370
 Austria 370
 Azerbaijan 270
 Bahamas 370
 Bahrain 370
 Bangladesh 90
 Barbados 370
 Belarus 270
 Belgium 370
 Belize 270
 Benin 90
 Bermuda 370
 Bhutan 170
 Bolivia 170
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 270
 Botswana 270
 Bouvet Island 270
 Brazil 270
 British Indian Ocean Territory 270
 British Virgin Islands 370
 Brunei 370
 Bulgaria 270
 Burkina Faso 90
 Burundi 90
 Cambodia 90
 Cameroon 170
 Canada 370
 Cape Verde 170
 Cayman Islands 370
 Central African Republic 90
 Chad 90
 Chile 370
 China 270
 Christmas Island 270
 Cocos (Keeling) Islands 270
 Colombia 270
 Comoros 90
 Congo 90
 Cook Islands 270
 Costa Rica 270
 Croatia 370
 Cuba 270
 Cyprus 370
 Czech Republic 370
 Democratic Republic of Congo 90
 Denmark 370
 Djibouti 170
 Dominica 270
 Dominican Republic 270
 East Timor 170
 Ecuador 270
 Egypt 170
 El Salvador 170
 Equatorial Guinea 370
 Eritrea 90
 Estonia 370
 Ethiopia 90
 Falkland Islands 370
 Faroe Islands 370
 Federated States of Micronesia 270
 Fiji 270
 Finland 370
 France 370
 French Guyana 370
 French Polynesia 370
 French Southern Territories 270
 Gabon 270
 Gambia 90
 Georgia 170
 Germany 370
 Ghana 170
 Gibraltar 370
 Greece 370
 Greenland 370
 Grenada 270
 Guadeloupe 370
 Guam 370
 Guatemala 170
 Guinea 90
 Guinea-Bissau 90
 Guyana 170
 Haiti 90
 Heard Island and Mcdonald Islands 90
 Honduras 170
 Hong Kong 370
 Hungary 270
 Iceland 370
 India 170
 Indonesia 170
 Iran 170
 Iraq 270
 Iraq-Saudi Arabia Neutral Zone 370
 Ireland 370
 Israel 370
 Italy 370
 Ivory Coast 170
 Jamaica 270
 Japan 370
 Jordan 270
 Kazakhstan 270
 Kenya 90
 Kiribati 170
 Kuwait 370
 Kyrgyzstan 90
 Laos 170
 Latvia 370
 Lebanon 270
 Lesotho 170
 Liberia 90
 Libya 270
 Liechtenstein 370
 Lithuania 370
 Luxembourg 370
 Macau 370
 Macedonia 270
 Madagascar 90
 Malawi 90
 Malaysia 270
 Maldives 270
 Mali 90
 Malta 370
 Marshall Islands 270
 Martinique 370
 Mauritania 170
 Mauritius 270
 Mayotte 270
 Mexico 270
 Moldova 170
 Monaco 370
 Mongolia 170
 Montenegro 270
 Montserrat 370
 Morocco 170
 Mozambique 90
 Myanmar 90
 Namibia 270
 Nauru 270
 Nepal 90
 Netherlands 370
 Netherlands Antilles 370
 New Caledonia 370
 New Zealand 370
 Nicaragua 170
 Niger 90
 Nigeria 170
 Niue 270
 Norfolk Island 270
 North Korea 90
 Northern Mariana Islands 370
 Norway 370
 Oman 370
 Other Country 370
 Pakistan 170
 Palau 270
 Palestinian Territories 170
 Panama 270
 Papua New Guinea 170
 Paraguay 170
 Peru 270
 Philippines 170
 Pitcairn Islands 90
 Poland 370
 Portugal 370
 Puerto Rico 370
 Qatar 370
 Reunion 370
 Romania 270
 Russia 370
 Rwanda 90
 Saint Helena and Dependencies 170
 Saint Kitts and Nevis 370
 Saint Lucia 270
 Saint Pierre and Miquelon 270
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 270
 Samoa 170
 San Marino 370
 Sao Tome and Principe 170
 Saudi Arabia 370
 Senegal 170
 Serbia 270
 Seychelles 270
 Sierra Leone 90
 Singapore 370
 Slovakia 370
 Slovenia 370
 Solomon Islands 170
 Somalia 90
 South Africa 270
 South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands 170
 South Korea 370
 Spain 370
 Spratly Islands 270
 Sri Lanka 170
 Sudan 170
 Suriname 270
 Svalbard and Jan Mayen 270
 Swaziland 170
 Sweden 370
 Switzerland 370
 Syria 270
 Taiwan 370
 Tajikistan 90
 Tanzania 90
 Thailand 270
 Togo 90
 Tokelau 370
 Tonga 270
 Trinidad and Tobago 370
 Tunisia 270
 Turkey 270
 Turkmenistan 270
 Turks And Caicos Islands 370
 Tuvalu 270
 Uganda 90
 UK 370
 Ukraine 170
 United Arab Emirates 370
 United States Minor Outlying Islands 370
 Uruguay 370
 US Virgin Islands 370
 USA 370
 Uzbekistan 170
 Vanuatu 170
 Vatican City 370
 Venezuela 270
 Vietnam 170
 Wallis and Futuna 270
 Western Sahara 270
 Yemen 170
 Zambia 170
 Zimbabwe 90

Science Publishing Group offers discounts on its article processing charges for regular submissions, and Science Publishing Group also publishes selected articles invited by the Editorial Office for free. In addition, Science Publishing Group offers a discount to reviewers of some journals to thank them for their services or to previous authors to thank them for their loyalty.

The article-processing charge includes: professional copyediting; immediate publication quickly upon acceptance; different format of publication (HTML, PDF).

3. Are reprints of my article included in the article processing charges (APC)?

No.
Article processing charges (APC) do not entitle the authors to receive reprints of their published article. Reprints can be ordered separately and optionally for any article that has been published in a Science Publishing Group journal. To request an offer for reprints of an article, please send an e-mail to service@sciencepublishinggroup.com

4. How do I pay?

The submitting author needs to arrange payment of the article-processing charge unless a waiver has been granted. Following peer review, once a manuscript has received editorial acceptance in principle, the article-processing charge becomes payable and formatting checks on the manuscript will commence. Once formatting checks are completed, and payment of the article-processing charge has been received, the article will be published.

Science Publishing Group currently supports the following payment methods:

  • • Wire Transfer in US Dollars (USD)
  • • Payment through PayPal
  • • Payment with Credit Card

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