7. Pricing Policy
7.1. Article Processing Charge (APC)
Article submission charge is nil. Article processing charge or article publishing charge (APC) is payable once manuscript has been accepted for publication. This provides immediate, permanent and worldwide access to the full article text after publication. The APC covers
a. Editorial process: peer review and editorial support.
b. Technical infrastructure: development, maintenance and operation of journal website.
c. Production of articles: formatting, color charges, page charges.
d. Marketing of the journal
e. Customer Services: responding to authors and readers
APC is progressive in nature based on income-based country classification. Low-income countries are charged less.
The APC is the following:
High-income countries* £ 1000 plus applicable VAT
Upper-middle-income countries* £ 700 plus applicable VAT
Lower-middle-income countries* £ 400 plus applicable VAT
Low income economies countries* £ 200 plus applicable VAT
*Article processing charge or article publishing charge (APC) is nil up till Dec 31, 2018
*Country of primary affiliation of the corresponding author shall be used to decide the applicable APC.
*Based on Income-based country classification by The World Bank
High-income countries: Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, The, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Cayman Islands, Channel Islands, Chile, Curaçao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, French Polynesia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Guam, Hong Kong SAR, China, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Rep., Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao SAR, China, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Northern Mariana Islands, Norway, Oman, Palau, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Singapore, Sint Maarten (Dutch part), Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Martin (French part), Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan (China), Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Virgin Islands (U.S.)
Upper-middle-income countries: Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Ecuador, Fiji, Gabon, Grenada, Guyana, Iran, Islamic Rep., Iraq, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Libya, Macedonia, FYR, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Montenegro, Namibia, Nauru, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Romania, Russian Federation, Samoa, Serbia, South Africa, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Thailand, Tonga, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Venezuela, RB
Lower-middle-income countries: Angola, Armenia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Bolivia, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon, Congo, Rep., Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Arab Rep., El Salvador, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao PDR, Lesotho, Mauritania. Micronesia, Fed. Sts., Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Myanmar, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, São Tomé and Principe, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Tunisia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, West Bank and Gaza, Yemen, Rep., Zambia
Low income economies countries: Afghanistan, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Dem. Rep, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, The, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Korea, Dem. People’s Rep., Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zimbabwe
7.1.1 Full waiver
If an author cannot afford the APC, then individual waiver requests are considered on a case-by-case basis and may be granted in cases of genuine need.
7.1.2 Payment methods
The following methods of payment are accepted:
a. By bank transfer GBP (£) to account number: ‘89642996’ Sort code: ’60-17-27′ BIC: ‘NWBKGB2L’ IBAN: ‘GB38 NWBK 6017 2789 6429 96’. Please quote our invoice number and subscriber number when making payment and send information to email@example.com
b. By Debit or Credit card
No refund or credit of APC will be offered in the following cases: article retraction, article removal or circumstances beyond our control