All articles published in our journals are open access and freely accessible online, immediately upon publication. We assure the authors that the publication will commence within 48 hours once the paper is accepted. This is made possible by an article-processing charge that covers the range of publishing services we provide. This includes provision of online tools for editors and authors, article production and hosting, liaison with abstracting and indexing services, and customer services. The Article processing charges are payable when the manuscript is editorially accepted and before publication, is charged to you, or your funder or institution.
As costs are involved in every stage of the publication process, from peer-review to copy editing and hosting the final article on dedicated servers, authors are asked to pay an article processing charge (APC) in order for their article to be published open access under a Creative Commons licence.
Authors can find the details of publication charges in the respective journal web pages. However, the charges may differ from the original if the article consists of too lengthy data, many images and tables.
Science Text Publishers will refund an article processing charge (APC) paid by the authors if an error on our part has resulted in a failure to publish an article under the open access terms selected by the authors. This may include the failure to make an article openly available on the journal platform. The charges will be refunded if these errors have not been corrected within 30 days of publication.