Article Processing Charges (APC) Information

Asian Science Bulletin publishes all articles in full open access under a Creative Commons (CC BY) license. This allows the scientific community and the general public to gain unlimited, free, and immediate access to scholarly articles, and to reuse the content freely provided that proper attribution is given to the original authors.

To cover the cost of providing our high-quality publishing service and free access to readers, authors pay a one-time article processing charge (APC) for manuscripts accepted after peer-review. There are no charges for rejected articles, no submission charges, and no surcharges based on the length of an article, figures, or supplementary data. Editorial items (Editorials, Corrections, Additions, Retractions, Letters, Comments, etc.) are published free of charge.

One time Non-Refundable Article Processing/Publication Charges: 250 USD per article

APCs covers the following:
The editorial procedure, including administration related to peer review, author revisions, and final decision-making. Asian Science Bulletin employs in-house staff to manage the majority of this process, leaving editorial board members to make key scientific decisions and allowing them to concentrate on their research. To demonstrate its appreciation of the important work done by reviewers and editorial board members, the Asian Science Bulletin provides them with APC discounts and waivers. APC also covers the administrative work done for rejected articles.

Article production: Professional Language Editing, Type-Setting, Formatting, and Production in PDF, XML, HTML, and Epub formats.

Article hosting and dissemination: Website Maintenance, Contact with Indexing Databases.

Journal administration: Including managing the journal website and editorial board, and promotion of the journal among the research community.

Philanthropy: Asian Science Bulletin invests in projects that benefit the research community, including prizes, awards, and conference sponsorship.

At Asian Science Bulletin overheads and management costs are kept to a minimum and the journal management, production, or IT tasks are outsourced to third parties.

Discounts and Waivers
Asian Science Bulletin offers waivers and discounts on article processing charges for papers whose corresponding authors are based in low-income countries.
Please request your waiver or discount at the point of submission.

Return and Refund Policy
Once an article has been accepted for publication, an Article Processing Charge is due. Asian Science Bulletin does not issue refunds for APC/publication fees once the payment is confirmed and paid.