Article Processing Charges
Why do Science Publishing Group journals have article processing charges?
Traditional journals are solely based on a reader-pays model, in which institutional libraries typically pay for the access to content. However, all journals published by Science Publishing Group (SciencePG) are full open access. The scientific community and general public can access all articles published in the journal for free.
This means that Science Publishing Group does not gain any income through selling subscriptions to print or online versions of the published articles. Therefore, by collecting Article Processing Charges (APC) from authors’ institutes or research funding bodies, Science Publishing Group is able to cover the various publishing services:
● Editorial work: peer review, administrative support, commissioning content, journal development.
● Technical infrastructure and innovation: development, maintenance and operation of online journal system and websites.
● Production of articles: formatting and mark-up of articles and inclusion in indexing services.
● Marketing of journal and content: making sure readers and authors know about the work published in the title.
● Customer service: responding to authors and readers.
How Much Does Science Publishing Group Charge for the Journal?
Computational Biology and Bioinformatics is an Open Access journal accessible for free on the Internet. With Open Access, Science Publishing Group allows us to distribute knowledge more widely and at a lower cost than was previously possible. However, to cover the editorial services and production of an article, the journal depends on Article Processing Charges. The exact value of Article Processing Charges for the journal is given in the table below.
|Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
Does Science Publishing Group Offer Any Discounts of the Article Processing Charges?
Article Processing Charges discounts are given to authors from Low-Income Countries or Lower-Middle-Income Countries (classified by the Word Bank, click here
to learn more). For more information, please contact with the editor directly once the manuscript is accepted.
|Federated States of Micronesia
||Papua New Guinea
||Saint Helena and Dependencies
||Sao Tome and Principe
||South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands
||Central African Republic
||Democratic Republic of Congo
||Heard Island and Mcdonald Islands
Who is Responsible for Paying the Article Processing Charges?
Upon an article is editorially accepted, the corresponding author will be notified about the payment issue, which is charged to either the author, or the funder, institution or employer.
When and How do Authors 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.
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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 email@example.com