Open Access and Article Processing Charge (APC)

Introduction

Most publishers are moving towards open access policy. Because they believe that making the journal open access promotes global accessibility and uptake, benefiting both the professional and scientific communities as well as the general public. All of our readers and authors benefit from free open access. In order to provide free access to readers, and to cover the costs of peer review, copyediting, typesetting, online hosting and archiving, journal production, and journal management, an article processing charge (APC) applies to the accepted papers after the peer review process.

Article Processing Charges (APC)

This journal's APC is $1000 (excl. VAT). JICC accepts 12-15 page articles. The journal will charge $90 per A4 page if more than 15 pages including references. This APC is valid for the current year 2022 and may be changed at the publisher's discretion. The submitting author is responsible for the APC and must confirm at submission that s/he will pay it if the article is accepted. This responsibility may not be delegated to any third party unless agreed to by the publisher.

Article Submission Charges

Article Submission Charges (ASC) do not apply.

Text changes after layout

In the final copy-editing phase, authors can revise and approve the accepted manuscript. After author approval, the layout will begin. Before publication, the author must proofread the final galleys. Proofreading corrects typesetting errors and does not introduce new text changes, which require a new page layout. If changes are made during final proofreading and production, then the journal will charge the author Galley Change Fees (GCF). The GCF per hour is $30.00 (excl. VAT).

Invoicing

After the manuscript acceptance, the final APC is based on the final approved manuscript page count. Only one invoice shall be issued per article (no splitting of invoices) in order to expedite the publication process. All amounts are due within 14 days from invoicing. Payment can be made by Debit/Credit Card, Paypal, online banking, and telephonic Transfer (TT). The article will only be published once full payment has been received. If payment is done by TT, the author will be responsible for any bank transfer charges at the time of the transaction. In all cases, a receipt will be sent by email once payment has been received. 

Institutional Funding opportunities

APC fees for Open Access journals are an accepted way to defray publication costs, and most institutions have mechanisms and funding sources to cover publication costs in high-quality open access journals. Contact your institution, department, or funder for information on APC subsidies for open access publications. As your department benefits directly or indirectly from article publication, we're confident it will be willing to pay the APC fee in the absence of extramural funding.

APC Waiver Policy

The journal does not provide discounts or waivers of any kind. Before submitting your article, rather than after it has been accepted, we ask that you assess the likelihood of receiving funding to cover the Article Processing charges.

English Editing and discount Opportunity

English editing services: Get a 10% discount on English editing services from ICRP. If the authors used another professional service, please provide an English editing certificate from the company or individual native English speaker.