Why does IMedPub have article-processing charges (APCs)?
Publishing is not without costs. IMedPub Journals defrays those costs from article-processing charges (APCs), because it does not have subscription charges for its research content, believing instead that immediate, world-wide, barrier-free, to the full text of research articles is in the best interests of the scientific community. Like most other serious publishers, iMedPub maintains our high quality of service through an ‘author-pay’ model. As such, manuscripts that are accepted for publication following peer review incur a publishing fee (see below).
No, all authors have to pay the charges for publishing their articles. Publishing open access has a standard fee of 300€ and discounts may apply in some cases (see below). Authors publishing under subscription only pay 100€. Nevertheless we always recommend publishing open access because since this model has outstanding benefits.
What do the article-processing charges pay for?
How much is IMedPub Journals charging for publishing?
We offer the lowest APCs of all open access journals. IMedPub Journals's standard article-processing charge is 300€ for publishing open access.
Publishing under subscription has a flat charge of 100€.
Authors can benefit from our Loyalty discount program with discounts of 20% in their 2nd and next articles.
Does IMedPub Journals offer discounts on Article-Processing Charges?
IMedPub Journals offers various discounts on APCs, which are outlined below. The discounts are exclusive of each other and cannot be accumulated.
Please note that if the submitting author's organization is a IMedPub Journals member, the cost of the article processing charge is covered by the membership, and no further charge is payable. Please check if your institution is a IMedPub Journals member.
How do IMedPub Journals's charges compare with other publishers?
iMedPub Journals' standard APC is €300—. IMedPub Journals's article processing charges are extremely competitive since are the very lowest of any publisher offering open access publication - see BMC's APC comparison table.
If you wish to publish several articles open access with us, check our affordable plans for multiple articles.
A study found that the range of prices charged and the relationship between charges, impact and number of articles being published. The average APC was found to be US$906 but there is a huge range from a few dollars to several thousand.
To which articles will this charge apply?
To all articles that have been accepted for publication in one of IMedPub's online journals with the exception of articles submitted for publication in supplements. Publication charges for articles in supplements are set by special arrangement with the organisers of the supplement. For further information please contact us.
Why a flat charge rather than one based on page numbers?
The size of an article is a poor indicator of the actual amount of work involved in obtaining peer reviews and in preparing the article for publication. A more useful discriminator might be the state an article is in when submitted, and its complexity, but the lack of objective tools to measure these has lead us to conclude that a flat fee is the fairest approach at this stage.
Who is responsible for making the payment?
Whoever submits the manuscript is responsible for making or arranging the payment (for instance, via his or her institution). The submitting author must confirm, at the time of submission, that they will organize payment should the article be accepted for publication.
Which funding agencies explicitly allow direct use of their grants to cover article-processing charges?
Many funding agencies allow the use of grants for this purpose, and an increasing number such as the Wellcome Trust, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and the US National Institutes for Health strongly encourage Open Access publication.The following is a list of funding agencies we know of that have confirmed that they allow the payment of article processing charges:
Academy of Finland (Finland) BIOTEC (Thailand) California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (US) Canadian Institutes of Health Research (Canada) Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (France) Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (Spain) Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (Italy) Danmarks Grundforskningsfond (Denmark) Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (Germany) FAPESP (Brazil) Fondazione Telethon (Italy) Fonds zur Forderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung (Austria) Fonds voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (Belgium) Health Research Board (Ireland) Howard Hughes Medical Institute (US) Indian Council of Medical Research (India) INSERM (France) International Human Frontier Science Program Organization (International) Israel Science Foundation (Israel) Max Planck Society (Germany) Medical Research Council (UK) National Health Service (UK) National Institutes of Health (US) Are you an NIH grantee? More details National Science Foundation (US) Natural Environment Research Council (UK) Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (Netherlands) Rockefeller Foundation (US) South African Medical Research Council (South Africa) Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (Sweden) Swedish Research Council (Sweden) Swiss National Science Foundation (Switzerland) Wellcome Trust (UK) More details
How do I pay?
You will need to arrange payment of the APC unless a waiver has been granted, or your institution has covered the cost through a membership scheme.
Following peer review, once a manuscript has received editorial acceptance in principle, the article processing charge becomes payable, and formatting checks on the manuscript will commence. Once formatting checks are completed, and payment of the article processing charge has been received, the article will be published.
Prompt payment is advised, as the article will not be published until payment is received. Payment can be made via PayPal, Skrill, WesternUnion (these three methods include the option of paying using credit card) or bank transfer. PayPal is our preferred method and we have prepared buttons for doing payments directly.
Will I have to pay if me or my institution is a IMedPub Journals member?
If the submitting author's organization or the author him/herself is a IMedPub Journals member, the cost of the article processing charge is covered by the membership, and no further charge is payable.
Do changes to APC rates, exchange rates and/or institutional membership status affect the amount payable for a submitted article, if it goes on to be published?
No. The APC payable for your article is detemined at the time you agree to pay, as part of the submission process.
You are advised to make your payment as soon as possible, since the article will not be published until the relevant payment has been made. Payment by means other than Paypal will carry an administrative charge of 30€. In all cases a receipt will be sent by email once payment has been made.
¿Will the amount paid for an article to be published be affected by changes in the rates of APC, exchange rates, and/or changes in the status of institutional Partners?