Researchers based in less-economically developed countries are able to apply for waivers and discounts to support publishing in fully open access journals which have Article Publishing Charges (APCs):
– Corresponding authors based in low-income countries, as categorized by the World Bank, are eligible to apply for a full waiver of the APC.
– Corresponding authors based in lower-middle-income countries, as categorized by the World Bank, are eligible to apply for a 50% discount of the APC which applies to their article.
Eligibility is determined by the country of the corresponding author’s primary affiliation.
Our discretionary waiver policy, for researchers who are not automatically eligible under the above policy, will still be handled on a case-by-case basis. Authors should supply full details of institutional affiliations and grant funding when making their request.
Applications must be made upon submission.
All discussion and decision on APC waivers and discounts is entirely separate from the peer review process. This is key for our membership of the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA) and inclusion in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). We therefore ask editors to defer all questions from authors regarding the policy and requests under the policy to Rebecca Evans, Open Access Coordinator (Rebecca.firstname.lastname@example.org)…. see details below and here