Article Processing Charges

1. General Information on BRI’s Article Processing Charges (APC)

BRI publishes all of its journals in full open access, meaning unlimited use and reuse of articles, in addition to giving credit to the authors. All our articles are published under a Creative Commons (CC BY) license.

Authors pay a one-time Article Processing Charge (APC) to cover the costs of peer review administration and management, professional production of articles in PDF and other formats, and dissemination of published papers in various venues, in addition to other publishing functions. There are no charges for rejected articles, no submission charges. Some items (Editorials, Corrections, Retractions, Comments, etc.) are published free of charge.

APC Mainly Go Forward Defraying the Costs of:

• BRI’s website construction.

• Online submission & peer review system.

• Journal publication.

• Third party (Crossref etc.) payment.


2. Journal Specific APCs

BRI supports and participates in Research4Life. All open access journals published by BRI will grant waivers on a case-by-case basis for authors from Research4Life eligible countries.

• Frontiers in Bioscience-Landmark

The manuscript submitted to Frontiers in Bioscience-Landmark is required to pay 2000 USD for Article Processing Charge (APC) after it has been accepted for publication. There are no submission charges. We are committed to supporting the transition of all research to full open access, so offer APC waivers or discounts to some authors. In all, we waive and offer discounts from 30% to 40% of publishing costs per year. We display an APC in order to demonstrate to authors that there is a cost to publication. For authors from Low and Middle income countries, waivers or discounts may be granted on a case-by-case basis.

• Frontiers in Bioscience-Scholar

The manuscript submitted to Frontiers in Bioscience-Scholar is required to pay 500 USD for Article Processing Charge (APC) after it has been accepted for publication. There are no submission charges. We are committed to supporting the transition of all research to full open access, so offer APC waivers or discounts to some authors. In all, we waive and offer discounts from 30% to 40% of publishing costs per year. We display an APC in order to demonstrate to authors that there is a cost to publication. For authors from Low and Middle income countries, waivers or discounts may be granted on a case-by-case basis.

• Frontiers in Bioscience-Elite

The manuscript submitted to Frontiers in Bioscience-Elite is required to pay 500 USD for Article Processing Charge (APC) after it has been accepted for publication. There are no submission charges. We are committed to supporting the transition of all research to full open access, so offer APC waivers or discounts to some authors. In all, we waive and offer discounts from 30% to 40% of publishing costs per year. We display an APC in order to demonstrate to authors that there is a cost to publication. For authors from Low and Middle income countries, waivers or discounts may be granted on a case-by-case basis.


3. Accepted Methods of Payment and Payment Instructions

BRI currently supports the following payment methods:

• Payment with Credit Card

Payment by Credit Card is the preferred payment method. Please click Credit Card and follow the instructions to pay by credit card. We accept Credit Card payments in USD, EUR and GBP through VISA, MasterCard and American Express.

• Wire Transfer

If you are unable to pay by credit card, we also accept wire (bank) transfer. You can finish the payment in your local currency in your local bank. For wire transfers, we ask the customer to pay the fees for both the sender and the recipient bank, so that BRI receives the full invoiced amount.

Note:

• Invoices are emailed shortly after acceptance to the payment contact provided by the authors.

• APCs are payable within 5 business days.