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. Accepted manuscripts will be edited by our Native English editors, free of charges, before we publish them.

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. The authors from middle income countries publish their manuscripts here free of charges, so, they should use the Native English Editing service of a high quality editing / proofreading provider such as Editage (https://www.editage.com), American Journal Experts (AJE: https://www.aje.com), or similar companies before their accepted manuscript get published. 

Category 3- High income countries:

Twelve 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 in 2018; 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.

Note 1:

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.

Note 2:

The journal pays a considerable fee to technical editors, DOI registration, Cross-ref service, Online Submission System, XML conversions, iThenticate Plagiarism detection, Native English Editing, and other editorial fees. The journal has also recruited a group of the highest ranked English editors to ensure that all articles are free of grammatical errors and where necessary, editors will re-write sentences and provide constructive comments to the authors. Our authors can consider our English editors' comments and corrections as the highest quality of scientific writing educational class. The journal will compensate the English editors and there is no fee charged to the authors for this excellent service. Please click here to read more about Free English editing.

 

Refund policy

Refunds on open access cannot be considered, once an article has been published. The authors may receive full refund of publication fee before receiving the acceptance letter.