Article Processing Charge is a unique peer-reviewed journal that pays editors and reviewers for their work while at the same time publishing research openly so that everyone can access it. To maintain this publishing model, we ask authors to pay a $1950 article processing charge upon acceptance of their manuscript as a research article or research report. The article processing charge is $450 for commentaries. As an author, you retain the copyright of your work while granting us the non-exclusive right to publish it under the CC-by open access license.

Unlike almost any other journal, by paying the article processing charge, you help us financially compensate your colleagues or even yourself for your work (i.e., for editing or reviewing). In other words, instead of supporting the gains of large corporations, you support your academic community. Our mission is to promote equitable, inclusive, and fair publishing norms and to inspire other publishers to adopt similar practices.

For exceptionally strong contributions, we offer discounts and waivers to authors who cannot afford this charge. Please contact us if you believe that your manuscript meets these requirements. As our financial opportunities grow, we will offer waivers for qualified scholars on a more regular basis.

Reasons to publish with us

✔ Upcoming new journal
✔ Esteemed editorial board
✔ Open access
✔ Fast peer-review by editors and reviewers who care
✔ Fair publication model: We pay back to the community
✔ Multidisciplinary audience
✔ Rapid publication