Article Processing Charges (APC)
>>Methods of Payment
The article processing charges can be paid by credit card, PayPal, Cheque & Bank Draft, Bank Transfer (Wire Transfer) et al. Canadian customers should add 13% HST (Harmonized Sales Tax) to the price.
I. PayPal or Credit Card
You are encouraged to make the article processing charge by credit card via PayPal system which is the faster, safer way to send money. PayPal enables users, whether or not they are PayPal members, to use all major credit cards, including Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express.
Please select the amount of article processing charge, type the Journal Title and Article Title in the text-box below, and then click the button “Add to Cart”.
Please contact the journal’s editorial assistant to ask for the bank’s information. You should add $40.00 (USD) extra per transaction for bank charges.
We only accept cheque/bank draft in US dollar and Canadian dollar. Please find exchange rate at: www.xe.com
Please download Payment Form to make the fee by Cheques/Bank Drafts.
Please contact the editorial assistant for other payment options.
>>General Information on APCs
Redfame publishes all its journals in full open access under a Creative Commons (CC BY) license. This allows the scientific community and the general public to gain unlimited, free and immediate access to scholarly articles, and to reuse the content freely provided that proper attribution is given to the original authors.
To cover the cost for providing our high-quality publishing service and free access to readers, authors pay a one-time article processing charge (APC) for manuscripts accepted after peer-review. There are no charges for rejected articles, no submission charges, and no surcharges based on the length of an article, figures or supplementary data. Editorial items (Editorials, Corrections, Additions, Retractions, Letters, Comments, etc.) are published free of charge.
APCs cover the following:
– The editorial procedure, including administration related to peer review, author revisions, and final decision-making. Redfame employs in-house staff to manage the majority of this process, leaving editorial board members to make key scientific decisions and allowing them to concentrate on their research. To demonstrate its appreciation of the important work done by reviewers and editorial board members, redfame provides them with APC discounts and waivers. APCs also cover for the administrative work done for rejected articles. In 2018, Redfame’s rejection rate across all its journals was 53%.
– Article production: professional language editing, type-setting, formatting, and production in PDF, XML, HTML, and Epub formats.
– Article hosting and dissemination: website maintenance, contact with indexing databases.
– Journal administration: including managing the journal website and editorial board, and promotion of the journal among the research community.
– Philanthropy: Redfame invests in projects that benefit the research community, Such as support ScholarTools (scholartool.org).
At Redfame, overheads and management costs are kept to a minimum and none of the journal management, production, or IT tasks are outsourced to third parties.
>>Discounts and Waivers
The waiver policy is only available to the journal reviewers and editorial board members, so long as they performed the assigned review task punctually and seriously.
Researchers at institutions that are members of the Institutional Open Access Program benefit from a discount.
>>Funding of APCs
Many funding agencies explicitly allow the use of research grants for the payment of Article Processing Charges (APCs) to publish in open access journals or of Book Processing Charges (BPCs) to publish open access books.
General Resources for Open Access Funding:
– Sherpa Juliet is a searchable database of research funders’ open access policies.
– The Open Access Directory maintains a list of institutional funds for open access publishing.
– SPARC maintains a list of North American universities and university libraries that have created open access funds.