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SDI is in favour of reducing OA publication charges (or Article Processing Charges) for the sake of wide dissemination of peer reviewed scientific research. As part of this policy, SDI announces special discount on normal Article Processing Charge (normal APC is US$ 500) for any manuscript submitted within 01 to 30 June 2017, as described below. SDI journals do not have submission fees. This discount offer can not be combined with any other discount offers, RERP Coupon, RP2DC, EARP, etc. Manuscripts, under this offer period, will be published if accepted by journal’s strict peer review.


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Comparison of Article Processing Charge of SCIENCEDOMAIN international with other quality publishers

The Article Processing Charges of SCIENCEDOMAIN international are 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 are 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.



1. UCBL. (2012). Selective List of Open Access and Paid Access Fees. http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/scholarlycommunication/oa_fees.html. Accessed. 23 June, 2012.

2. Shieber SM (2009) Equity for Open-Access Journal Publishing. PLoS Biol 7(8): e1000165. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1000165

3. Mike, T. (2012). Persistent myths about open access scientific publishing. http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/blog/2012/apr/17/persistent-myths-open-access-scientific-publishing. Accessed. 23 June, 2012.

4. Kyrillidou M, Bland L, editors. (2008) ARL statistics 2006–2007. Washington, DC: Association of Research Libraries. Available: http://www.arl.org/stats/annualsurveys/a​rlstats/arlstats07.shtml. Accessed 24 June 2009.
5. Kaufman-Wills Group (2005) The facts about open access: a study of the financial and non-financial effects of alternative business models on scholarly journals. Worthing, England: Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers. Available: http://www.alpsp.org/ForceDownload.asp?i​d=70. Accessed 24 June 2009.
6. Universities UK, the Research Information Network (2009) Paying for open access publication charges. Available: http://www.rin.ac.uk/openaccess-payment-​fees. Accessed 24 June 2009.



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