Who is responsible for making the payment?
Whoever submits the manuscript is
responsible for making or arranging the
payment (for instance, via his or her
The submitting author needs to arrange
payment of the article-processing charge
unless a waiver has been granted, or your
institution has covered the cost through a
The submitting author must confirm, at the
time of submission, that they will organize
payment should the article be accepted for
Following peer review, once a manuscript has
received 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 article will be published.
Payment can be made by the following method:
Invoice payment (Bank Transfer) is due after
receiving editorial acceptance in principle.
Prompt payment is advised as the article
will not be published until payment is
Can charges be waived if the author cannot
Individual waiver requests will be
considered on a case-by-case basis and may
be granted in cases of lack of funds. To
apply for a waiver please request one during
the submission process. A decision on the
waiver will normally be made within two
working days. Submission of the article to
the journal can then be completed.
Will the APC rate I am given at submission
The APC payable for an article is determined
at the time payment has to be agreed as part
of the submission process. This means if the
APC goes up between submission and
publication, you still pay the lower APC.
If the exchange rates change between
submission and publication, an author still
pays the amount in their applicable currency
that they agreed to pay on submission.
If an institution ceases to be a Member
between submission and publication of an
author’s article, they still receive
Membership benefits. Conversely, if an
institution becomes a member after the
author submits an article, that article will
not in general be covered by the Membership.