Why does Academy Journals charge article processing fee (APF) for publishing in its journals?
Academy Journals publishes its journals in open access format. Anyone can unlimitedly and immediately access all full text content published in Academy Journals; meaning Academy journals does not have any income from selling print or online versions of its journals or from charging “pay-per-view” fees. Therefore, Academy needs to defray its handling, processing and production expenses by collecting article processing fee (APF) from authors’ institutes or research funding bodies
Authors are charged a handling fee of $200 (or 160 Euro) for each accepted manuscript. Manuscripts are only published after the handling fee has been received. We apply 30% discount for Editorial Board and the Award Committee Members since this is already included in their Academy Science Society (ASIS) membership fee. Academy Science Society (ASIS) members also are also entitled to a 30% discount for each accepted manuscript. Publication fees may be paid by several different ways (we will send you the details of the bill and payment options after your manuscript is being accepted), please chose the one whichever suits you: