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 April, 2016 - 30 April, 2016, 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.
* Bank charges, payment gateway charges, etc. will be additional.
** Kindly note that discount on Article Processing Charge of Grey literature government report will be flat 90%. (i.e. Effective publication charge will be 50 USD)
** Kindly note that discount on Article Processing Charge of Abstract of scientific meetings: will be flat 95%. (i.e. Effective publication charge will be 25 USD)
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.
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Note: In case of any dispute against this program, decision of the management of the SCIENCEDOMAIN international will be always final. This final decision cannot be challenged by anybody in any form and forum and no communication will be entertained in this regard. SCIENCEDOMAIN international will enjoy the exclusive right to change any terms & condition of the program without any prior notice. Benefit of above mentioned five conditions can not be combined together.
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Normal Article Processing Charge (if any author does not want to avail Special discount)
Authors have to pay 500 US Dollar / 320 GBP* / 370 Euro**, as Article Processing Charge (APC), for publication of each manuscript in any SDI journal. This will be charged if the manuscript has been accepted for publication after completion of peer review. 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.
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 SCIENCEDOMAIN international.
a. Authors from 'Low income economies' are eligible for a discount of 10-50%.
b. Authors from 'Lower-middle-income economies' are eligible for a discount of 10-40%.
c. Authors from 'Upper-middle-income economies' are eligible for a discount of 10-35%.
d. Authors Under 'Established Author Recognition Program (EARP)' are eligible for a discount of flat 30%.
e. Authors Under 'Institutional membership' are eligible for a discount of 20-50%.
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.
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