Article Processing Charges

Article Processing Charge

High Income Countries: 99 USD / 700 CNY

Developing Countries: 70 USD / 500 CNY



Waivers may be considered on a case-by-case basis, taking into account the quality of the research article and the authors' financial need.

Conditions for Additional Article Processing Charges

The standard length for an article typically falls within the range of 4 to 25 pages. For articles that exceed the 25-page limit, an extra charge of 30 USD per additional page will be applied for each page beyond the initial 25 pages.

Who is Responsible for Paying the Article Processing Charges?

Upon editorial acceptance of an article, the corresponding author will be notified about the payment issue. The charge is typically covered by the author, funder, institution, or employer.

When and How do Authors Pay?

The corresponding or submitting author needs to arrange payment of the article processing charge unless a waiver has been granted. Following peer review, once a manuscript has received editorial acceptance in principle, the article processing charge becomes payable and formatting checks on the manuscript will commence.