Article Processing Charges

Open access publishing proposes a relatively new model for scholarly journal publishing that provides immediate, worldwide, barrier-free access to the full-text of all published articles. In an open access model, the publication costs of an article are paid from an author's research grant, or by their sponsoring institution, in the form of Article Processing Charges. These Article Processing Charges replace subscription charges and allow publishers to make the full-text of every published article freely available to all interested readers. In addition, authors who publish in our open access journals retain the copyright of their work, which is released under a “Creative Commons Attribution License,” enabling the unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction of an article in any medium, provided that the original work is properly cited.

Publishing of manuscript involves many procedures like quality and plagiarism check, locating peer- reviewers, proofreading, typesetting, file format change and web maintenance etc. These tasks involve certain costs which are compensated to some extent by the article processing fee, paid by the authors.

African Journal of Biological Sciences requires Article Processing Charges that will be billed to the submitting author following the acceptance of an article for publication. Apart from these Article Process Charges, there are no submission charges, page charges, or color charges. The fees to be paid following the acceptance of an article are indicated in the table below:

Developed Countries $350
Low & Middle Income Countries $150
Students and Scholars of Low & Middle Income Countries $100
Students and Scholars of Developed Countries $250

Refund Policy

Once an article has been accepted for publication, any Article Processing Charges on the article become due. The submitting author assumes responsibility for the Article Processing Charges, and AFJBS will not issue refunds of any kind.