Article Processing Charges
Article Processing Charges (APC) constitutes the central mechanism for funding the open access based scholarly publishing. Scientific Open Access Journals applies minimal APC which covers the overall editorial work flow, production, long-term hosting thereby allowing permanently unrestricted online access to the published works.
Open Access has always been the promising platform for accessing research output of various fields without any obstacles of paying fee for reading or accessing the articles. It enables the scholarly articles to be viewed by majority of enthusiasts who wish to see the trends of research in vast areas of arts, science and engineering.
Under Gold Open Access model, authors pay towards the journals for the publication of their articles. SOAJ takes a nominal amount from author’s budget or by their supporting/funding institution for publishing their articles, which is needed to maintain journals, data hosting, to make improvements to the article before publication and process articles via peer-review process.
All it takes is $500 (Five Hundred US Dollars only) of APC for publishing articles in SOAJ. Charges are payable once the article has been accepted for publishing.