Innovation and

ISSN(Online) 2524-8502

Article Processing Charges

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All articles published in our journals are open access and freely available online, immediately upon publication. This is made possible by an article-processing charge (APC) that covers the range of publishing services we provide. This includes provision of online tools for editors and authors, article production and hosting, liaison with abstracting and indexing services, and customer services. The APC, payable when your manuscript is editorially accepted and before publication, is charged to either you, or your funder, institution or employer.

Responsible party: The corresponding author is responsible for making or arranging the payment upon editorial acceptance of the manuscript. The APC payable for an article is agreed as part of the manuscript submission process, and the agreed charge will be fixed upon acceptance of publication.

Payment due: Upon editorial acceptance of an article, the corresponding author will be notified that payment is due. We advise prompt payment as we are unable to publish accepted articles until payment has been received.

Payment can be made by any of the following methods:
  • 1.
    Credit card - payment can be made online using a secure payment form as soon as the manuscript has been editorially accepted. We will we send a receipt by email once payment has been processed.
  • 2.
    Invoice - payment is due within 30 days of the manuscript receiving editorial acceptance. Receipts are available on request. Please note that payment other than by credit card carries an administrative surcharge of $50.
No taxes are included in this charge.

Waiver: We consider individual waiver requests for articles on a case-by-case basis and they 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 a week. Requests made during the review process or after acceptance will not be considered.

We will provide a waiver or discount if authors are based in a country which is classified by the World Bank ( as a low-income or a lower-middle-income economy with a gross domestic product (GDP) of less than 200 billion US dollars.

APC waivers for comments on articles published: Where authors are submitting a manuscript for comments and replies on the papers already published in the journal, they may apply for a waiver of the article processing charge (APC).

Please contact the journal editorial team at the point of submission. A waiver will be awarded at the discretion of the editor.

APC refund: A refund of article processing charge (APC) will be made if a failure to publish an article occur. A refund will only be offered if these errors have not been corrected within 30 days of publication.
APCs will not be refunded when articles are retracted as a result of author error or misconduct.

Current Issue

July, 2022

Current Issue

Innovation and

ISSN(Online) 2524-8502