Article Processing Charges

All abstracts of journals published by WFL Publisher have an open access. However, our registered subscribers will get unlimited access immediately after an online publication. This implies that WFL Publisher does not generate income from online subscriptions. And so, WFL Publisher has to cover its staff and production costs by collecting article processing charges (APC) from authors, institutes or research funding bodies. WFL Publisher is committed to keeping its temporarily open access policy on publication charges at a minimal level. We believe that our temporarely open access policy is in the best interests of our teeming scientific community. Article-Processing Charge (APC) covers a variety of the publishing services we provide. This includes provision of online tools for authors and editors, production of articles and hosting, connection with abstracting, control and indexing services, and customer services. The APC charge is payable when your manuscript is editorially accepted before publication and the charge is paid by either the authors, author's funder  institution or employer.

Article processing charges FAQs

What are authors paying for?

As costs in involved in every stage of the 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 is payable for an article when it 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 has to arrange the payment for the article-processing charge. Following a review and 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 made, the proof will be sent to the author for a check, evaluation and proof correction, thereafter, it will be published. The Author(s) is or are to be held fully responsible for the content of his/her paper (based on the journal copyright, §:copyright policy).

When and how do I pay?

Upon editorial acceptance, the corresponding author will be notified that payment is due. The corresponding author has to arrange the payment unless he/she has been granted a waiver or his/her institution or employer is covering the cost through their project , department, grant or Membership Program.

We recommend quick and prompt payment as we are unable to publish accepted articles until payment as well as the signed copyright forms are received.

Please note that all bank charges have to be paid when making any payment.

WFL Publisher currently supports the following payment methods:

We recommend you use direct payment to the bank account.

We need copy of the publication fees along with the signed copyright form before the deadline.Otherwise, the publication will be postponed.

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 journals. To request an offer for reprints of an article, please send an e-mail.

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