Article Publishing Charges
To cover the cost for providing our high-quality publishing service and free access to readers, authors pay a one-time article publishing charge (APC) for manuscripts accepted after peer-review. There are no charges for rejected articles, no submission charges, and no surcharges based on the length of an article, figures or supplementary data. Editorial items (Editorials, Corrections, Additions, Retractions, Letters, Comments, etc.) are published free of charge.
APCs cover the following:
- The editorial procedure, including administration related to peer review, author revisions, and final decision-making. SSE-UK employs in-house staff to manage the majority of this process, leaving editorial board members to make key scientific decisions and allowing them to concentrate on their research. To demonstrate its appreciation of the important work done by reviewers and editorial board member. SSE-UK provides them with APC discounts and waivers. APCs also cover for the administrative work done for rejected articles.
- Article production: professional language editing, typesetting, formatting, and production in PDF, XML, HTML, and Epub formats
- Article hosting and dissemination: website maintenance, contact with indexing databases
- Journal administration: including managing the journal website and editorial board, and promotion of the journal among the research community
The payments are accepted in Pound Sterling (GBP), Euro (EUR) or US Dollars (USD). Upon acceptance, the corresponding/submitting author will receive an e-mail with a link where the currency of the invoice can be changed.
Accepted Methods of Payment
At present, following payment methods are supported: