1. Why do A2 Publications journals have publication fees?

Open access and online publishing is not without costs, and because our journals do not charge for subscriptions, we charge publication fees in return for immediate, worldwide, open access to the full text of research articles.

 

2. What do the publication fees pay for?

The publication fee pays for:

- Immediate, worldwide open access to the full article text

- Developing and maintaining an effective peer review and publication process

- Preparation in various formats for online publication

 

3. How much is JHEOR charging?

The current publication fee for JHEOR is US$1,000.00.

 

4. Does A2 Publications offer discounts on article-processing charges?

A limited number of waivers for the publication fee are available at the editors' discretion, and authors wishing to apply for these waivers should contact the editors at info.

 

5. How do A2 Publications' fees compare with other publishers?

A2 Publications' publication fees are extremely competitive and among the lowest of comparable publishers.

 

6. Are any taxes included in this fee?

No taxes are included in this fee.

 

7. To which articles will this fee apply?

All articles accepted for publication by an A2 Publications journal will be charged a publication fee.

 

8. 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 led us to conclude that a flat fee is the fairest approach at this stage.

 

9. Who is responsible for making the payment?

Whoever submits the manuscript is responsible for making or arranging the payment.

 

10. How do I pay?

The submitting author needs to arrange payment of the publication fee upon acceptance of the manuscript for publication and receipt of the JHEOR invoice.  Following peer review, once a manuscript has received editorial acceptance in principle, the publication fee becomes payable and formatting checks on the manuscript will commence. Articles accepted in principle will not be published without payment of this fee. Once formatting checks are completed, and payment of the publication fee has been received, the article will be published, which can be as quickly as 24 hours.

Invoice payment is due within 30 days of the manuscript receiving editorial acceptance in principle, and payment can be made online by credit card.  Prompt payment is advised as the article will not be published until payment is received. Articles will be published within 24 hours of receipt of payment.

 

11. Can charges be waived if the author cannot pay?

A limited number of waivers for the publication fee are available at the editors' discretion, and authors wishing to apply for these waivers should contact the editors at info.