Article Processing Charges
WFL Publisher publishes journals in open access format for all abstracts and from time-to-time full articles. Subscribers mainly the scientific community and the general public can get access unlimited and for free immediately after online publication. This means that WFL Publisher does not have enough income from selling subscriptions to print or online versions. Therefore, WFL Publisher needs to defray its editorial and production costs by collecting article processing charges (APC) from authors' institutes or research funding bodies. WFL Publisher is committed to keep its temporarily open access publication charges at a minimum level. We believe that our policy is in the best interests of scientific community. Article-Processing Charge (APC) covers the range of publishing services we provide. This includes provision of online tools for editors and authors, article production and hosting, liaison with abstracting, handling and indexing services, and customer services. The APC, payable when your manuscript is editorially accepted and before publication, is charged either to the authors, or author's institution or research funder.
Article processing charges FAQs
What are authors paying for?
As costs are involved in every stage of publication process, from handling, reviewing, editing and hosting the final article on dedicated servers, authors are asked to pay an article processing charge (APC) in order to have open access.
Who is responsible for making or arranging the payment?
The corresponding author of the manuscript is responsible for making or arranging the payment (for instance, via your institution) upon editorial acceptance of the manuscript.
At which stage is the amount I will need to pay fixed?
The APC payable for an article is agreed as part of the manuscript submission process. The agreed charge will not change, regardless of any change to the journal’s APC.
How do I pay?
The submitting author needs to arrange payment of the article-processing charge. Following review once a manuscript is received after editorial acceptance in principle, the article-processing charge becomes payable and formatting checks on the manuscript will commence. Once formatting checks are completed, and payment of the article-processing charge has been received, the galley proof will be sent to author for a quick check, evaluation and proof correction, thereafter, it will be published. The Author(s) is to be held fully responsibility of the content of his/her paper (§: based on the journal copyright policy).
When and how do I pay?
Upon editorial acceptance, the corresponding author will be notified that payment is due. You need to arrange payment unless a waiver has been granted, or your institution or employer is covering the cost through our Membership Program.
We advise prompt payment as we are unable to publish accepted articles until payment has been received.
Please note that all bank charges have to be paid when making any payment.
In addition, WFL Publisher currently supports the following payment methods:
- Directly to company’s bank account
- Wire Transfer in Euros
- Western Union in Euros
We recommend you use our online PayPal Secure Payment System or direct payment to the bank account.
We need copy of the publication fees along with the signed copyright form before the deadline.
No taxes are included in this charge. If you are resident in any European Union country you have to add Value-Added Tax (VAT) at the rate applicable in the respective country. Institutions that are not based in the UK and are paying your fee on your behalf can have the VAT charge recorded under the EU reverse charge method; this means VAT does not need to be added to the invoice. Such institutions are required to supply us with their VAT registration number.
Are reprints of my article included in the article processing charges (APC)?
Article processing charges (APC) do not entitle the authors to receive reprints of their published article. Reprints can be ordered separately and optionally for any article that has been published in WFL Publisher journal. To request an offer for reprints of an article, please send an e-mail.
For more detailed information contact us.