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Article Processing Charges

Scifiniti is dedicated to advancing open access principles in scientific research, fostering a transparent and sustainable platform for global authors. To facilitate this endeavour, we implement Article Processing Charges (APCs) to cover the costs associated with publishing and disseminating research articles.

APCs for Open Access Publication

  • Operating on a fully open-access model, Scifiniti allows unrestricted use and reuse of articles under a Creative Commons (CC BY) license.
  • Authors are required to submit a single APC, encompassing diverse costs associated with publication. It is important to note that the prepayment does not ensure automatic acceptance of the manuscript.
  • No charges are incurred for rejected articles, submission fees, or additional fees based on article length, figures, or supplementary data.
  • Certain elements, such as Editorials, Corrections, Addendums, Retractions, and Comments, incur no charges upon publication.

Allocation of APC Funds

  • Ensuring transparency in APC pricing aligns with recommendations from the Fair Open Access Alliance and complies with Plan S requirements.
  • APCs fund crucial aspects such as publishing operations, peer review organization, production tasks, editorial fees, marketing, communication, general management, and digital preservation.

Discounts and Waivers

  • In support of open access transition, Scifiniti regularly offers APC waivers or discounts.
  • Authors affiliated with institutions in our Open Access Program for institutions and societies partnered with Scifiniti may receive discounts.
  • Limited funding fields may experience waivers or cross-subsidies.
  • Case-by-case waivers or discounts for authors from low- and middle-income countries are considered based on research quality and financial capacity.

Accepted Currencies and Payment Methods

  • APCs are payable in AED, EUR, USD, and GBP within 5 to 10 business days.
  • Accepted payment methods include wire transfer, credit card, online payment via PayPal, and checks payable to Scifiniti.

Extensive English Editing

  • Authors are responsible for submitting work in correct English.
  • APC covers minor English editing, and extensive editing is discouraged to avoid publication delays.

Funding of APCs

  • Many funding agencies permit research grants for APCs.
  • Scifiniti provides various funding options, encouraging authors to discuss payment alternatives with our editorial office.

Discounts and Waivers for Research Accessibility

  • Scifiniti actively supports accessibility for authors in developing countries, offering waivers and discounts based on predetermined criteria.
  • Open access agreements and funding body arrangements are encouraged to enhance access for researchers.

In our commitment to transparency and fairness, Scifiniti is pleased to announce that, for the inaugural year of any journal, all articles will be published free of cost. We invite participation in our journey towards a more open and accessible research landscape.