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ARTICLE PROCESSING CHARGES (APC)

Instead of charging users a fee to read the content, CSC Journals charge an Article Processing Fee (APC) from authors, institutions or funders for each article publication. APC covers the entire cost of the publication process including peer-reviewing, editing, publishing, maintaining & archiving, and allows immediate access to the full text versions of the research articles.

CSC Journals practice Open Access Publication Model CSC-OpenAccess for scholarly publications of its International Journals. Under CSC-OpenAccess, instead of charging users a fee to read the content, CSC Journals charge an Article Processing Fee (APC) from the authors, institutions or funders for each article publication. Author pays the publication fee of its paper once in a life time and in return, CSC-OpenAccess guarantee authors that their publication will always be accessible as full-text to its readers freely.

Unlike other open access publishers who have very high price for open access publishing, CSC Journals set very small APC in order to ensure that everyone including authors/students from developing countries can afford publications without financial constraint.  In order to reduce the burden on authors regarding their publication fee, two publication choices are proposed to our authors.

OPTION # 1 (Online Publication)

All our journals requires a standard APC for online publication.

APC for Online Publication : $200

OPTION # 2 (Online Publication with Print)

We understand that many authors prefer to get printed copy of the journal issue in which they publish. Sometimes they require printed copies to promote their published research through their university or public libraries and shared to their peers. CSC Journals is always willing to provide ONE (1) complimentary copy to primary author free of charge however author is required to pay the courier charges of an extra amount of $75.

APC for Online & Print Publication: $275
* Only Primary Author will get ONE (1) complimentary copy of the issue in which the paper has published.

For additional copies and re-prints, please refer to Discounted Subscriptions for Authors.


WITHDRAWAL CHARGES

An amount of $150 must be paid by author in order to remove OAS information and its file from our database and web server to ensure that un-published article is not shared publically under open access.

Withdrawal Fee : $150



APC WAIVER REQUEST

If an authors would like their article to be published open access, but cannot afford these fees, then individual waiver requests are considered on a case-by-case basis and may be granted in cases of genuine need. However author must send request to CSC Journals for full or partial waiver of APC prior to submitting the paper.

Waiver Policies

  • Author must submit the waiver request prior to paper submission.
  • CSC Journals has the rights to approve or reject the waiver request depending upon the case and policies.
  • Submitting the paper first and then requesting for waiver for APC at later stage is not allowed. If author do so, the submission is considered as OAS.
  • Author must understand that his submission will be considered as OAS if waiver application is not approved by CSC Journals and that the withdrawal charges must be paid in order to remove the paper from our system.

For waiver request, please send an email to cscpress@cscjournals.org. We discuss each waiver request and inform the final decision within a week time.