Waiver Policy

We are committed to supporting the transition of all research articles to full open access, so offer AMC waivers or discounts to some authors. In addition, we offer up to 100% financial assistance (of the total AMCs in a journal) in our most established journals.

For journals in fields with low levels of funding, where authors typically do not have funds available, APCs are typically waived and cross-subsidized from fields for which more APC funding is available. For authors from low- and middle-income countries, financial assistance may be granted on a case-by-case basis. Applications submitted before article submission are assessed by the Managing Editor based on the quality of the research article and the authors’ ability to pay.

The request for financial assistance is considered only when it is made at the time of submission of the article. Any request regarding the same after processing of article will be declined.