Most of our authors fit in categories 1 and 2.
Category 1- Low Income Countries
Authors from low income countries (in accordance with the World Bank) are exempted from publication fee and they receive 100% discount, with no question.
Category 2- Middle Income Countries
Authors from Middle income countries (in accordance with the World Bank) are exempted from publication fee and they receive 100% discount, with no question.
Category 3- High income countries:
Less than 10 percent of our authors are from high income countries. The publication fee for this category is $750, however, they may apply for 20-80% discount, at the time of submission, especially if the manuscript is written from a high quality research. Since the journal began to publish more high quality Randomized Controlled Trials, Meta-analyses, and Prospective Cohort studies; authors of such manuscripts who are from high income countries may apply for up to 80% discount, at the time of submission. Accepted manuscripts of these authors will be edited by our Native English editors, free of charges, before we publish them.
The authors who choose the Fast Track Option are required to pay $200 upon successfully passing the review process. Choosing the Fast Track will not affect the outcome of the submission (acceptance or rejection). For more information about Fast Track Option please read the Author Guideline.
Refunds on open access cannot be considered. The authors may receive partial or full refund of publication fee before receiving the acceptance letter.