Publication Charge

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Published by Africa science in collaboration with the laboratory of sustainability – the University of Montreal

Edited by: Blaise Nguendo Yongsi

Print ISSN: 1920-8693
Online ISSN: 1920-860X
Frequency: Two times a year


Why paying?

International Journal of Advanced Studies and Research in Africa is an open access journal. All accepted manuscripts are published Free of Charges, i.e. no financial contribution is required from the author(s). However, the journal levies an article-downloading fee for every published article, to cover the costs incurred by open access publication. International Journal of Advanced Studies and Research in Africa must defray those costs from article-downloading charges, because it does not have subscription charges for its research content, believing instead that immediate, world-wide and barrier-free are in the best interests of the scientific community. Thus, article-downloading fees are for open access to the text abstract, the full text in PDF, preparation in various formats for online publication, securing full text inclusion in a number of permanent archives and in Cross Reference (enabling electronic citation in other journals that are available electronically).

How much should I pay?

For each downloaded article, International Journal of Advanced Studies and Research in Africa charges a flat fee of CDN $100.

How the payment shall be made?

Payment can be made by any of the following methods:

  • Cheque as soon as the manuscript has been accepted in principle.
  • Western Union. For developing countries residents who may choose this method, make sure that your payment currency correspond exactly with the fee. You may ask the postal agent to do the conversion for you.
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Article Reprints

We strongly encourage "ONLINE" publication model to minimize the additional carbon footprint, resulting from printing on papers. But we also understand that "Reprints" are required by some authors. Therefore, if required, reprints can be ordered here (Link). 'Reprint Charge' (RC) is separate from Article Processing Charge (APC) or Publication Charge.

Normal Article Processing Charge (if any author does not want to avail Special discount)

Authors have to pay 100 US Dollar, as Article Processing Charge (APC), for publication of each manuscript in IJASRA. This will be charged if the manuscript has been accepted for publication after completion of blind folded, strict peer reviewing. Editors and reviewers have no access to payment information, and hence inability to pay will not influence the decision to publish a paper. These policies ensure that the fee is never a barrier to quality publication.

General Discount

If discount is required, then 'Discount request letter' should be submitted along with the manuscript at the initial stage itself. Discount request at Later stage may not be considered. Quantity of discount will be variable on case to case basis and as per the decision of the management of IJASRA.

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Comparison of Article Processing Charge of IJASRA with other quality publishers

The Article Processing Charge of International Journal of Advanced Studies and Research in Africa is amongst the lowest of any publisher offering quality open access publication (please see the comparative list below). BMJ Unlocked ($3145), BMJ Open ($1885), Oxford Open journals ($3000), PLoS Biology & PLoS Medicine ($2900), PLoS Pathogens, PLoS Computational Biology, PLoS Genetics, PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases ($2250), PLoS One ($1350), Wiley-Blackwell Online Open ($3000), Cell Reports ($5000), Elsevier Sponsored Article program ($3000-$5000 per article (except The Lancet: $630 per page)), Cambridge Open Option ($2700), Elsevier Cell Reports ($5000), Nature Communications ($5000), EMBO Journal ($3900), Oxford University Press: Nucleic Acids Research ($2770), BrillOpen ($2800), Company of Biologists (~$1965), Journal of Medical Internet Research ($1900), Journal of Neuroscience Open Choice ($980 publication fee + $2575 open access fee), Maney Publishing MORE OpenChoice ($2000), Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Open access option ($1300 + additional charges: $70 per page,), Molecular Systems Biology ($3900 + $900 publishing fee), Sage: Sage choice ($3000), Taylor & Francis Open ($995-$1500), Typical SpringerOpen journal ($3000), Journal of Clinical Investigation (~$2500), mBio ($3000), American Physiological Society Author Choice program ($2000; Review articles $3000 inclusive.), etc. These data are collected in 2011-12 and may alter at present. To know the exact present rate, authors requested to visit the website of respective journals. According to Wellcome Trust studies, an article production cost in the subscription model is estimated to be $2,750. The equivalent cost under the article processing fee model is estimated to be $1,950. (Source: Internet #)

# Last updated in March, 2012. To see exact and latest publication charge of any specific journal, visitors are requested to visit the respective website of that journal, as publication charges are subject to change.