Article Processing Charges

In order to sustain the production of our fully-refereed open access journal, each article accepted for publication in the International journal of life sciences is subject to an Article Processing Charge of USD 210. This fee is used to cover the costs of the peer-review process, professional typesetting and copyediting, as well as online hosting, long-term preservation, distribution to libraries and content aggregators worldwide, and extensive promotion to potential readers. There is no submission fee.

Editors and reviewers are not involved in the author payment process and do not discuss charges with authors. The ability to pay does not influence whether or not a manuscript is accepted for publication.

Information regarding payment of these charges will be provided following acceptance for publication. Inquiries concerning Article Processing Charges should be addressed to the Editorial Office.

Waiver Policies

If the submitting author is affiliated with an organization which is listed as the Universidad Tecnica de Manabi, this membership offers a discount on the Article Processing Charge and the author has a reduced expense. Moreover, Article Processing Charges are automatically waived for authors who work for institutions in developing countries (countries classified by the World Bank as low-income and lower-middle-income economies). However, other authors who do not fulfill these criteria can also request a waiver or a discount during the submission process.

Funding Opportunities

Authors who are looking for funds to support the payment of Article Processing Charges have a number of options to consider. For details visit our website.