Article Acceptance Fee

List of free journals versus journals with charge in Kowsar

Authors of some specific Kowsar journals need to pay the "Acceptance Fee". Before submitting a manuscript in these journals, we kindly and strongly recommend you pay attention to changes in the below-mentioned journals. Other journals (not mentioned in the below table) are "Free of Charges". A complete list of all journals (free vs. charges) could be found here.


Table of Contents:

  1. Why article acceptance fee in Kowsar?
  2. Word Count Policy in Kowsar Journals
  3. Pricing in Kowsar journals
  4. How can I avoid the English editing surcharge?
  5. Which article types are published free of charge?
  6. Methods of Payment
  7. How to Pay the Acceptance Fee [EUR] offline?
  8. How to Pay the Acceptance Fee [Rial] offline?
  9. Discounts and Waivers Policy
  10. Do I have to pay if my manuscript is rejected?
  11. Are reprints of my article included in the article acceptance fees?
  12. Cancellation or Refund Policy

Why Article Acceptance Fee in Kowsar?

Kowsar publishes all its journals in full open access format. The scientific community and the general public can unlimitedly and immediately access all content published in our journals for free as soon as it is published on the Internet. This means that Kowsar does not have any income from selling subscriptions to print or online versions of its journals or from charging "pay-per-view" fees. Therefore, Kowsar needs to defray its editorial and production costs by collecting article acceptance fees (APC) from authors' institutes or research funding bodies. Kowsar is committed to keep its open access publication charges at a minimum level. Already now, Kowsar's charges—if calculated per page—are much lower than the revenues per published page that traditional, subscription-based academic publishers can generate. Paying the article processing charge in an Open Access journal is a replacement with the normal subscription charges used by most journals and allows journals to make the full text of every published article freely available to all interested readers.

 


Word Count Policy in Kowsar Journals

Acceptance fee of an article will be calculated based on the word count of an article. Therefore, we offer different prices depending on the word count. To read more about Kowsar Word Count Policy please refer here.

 


Pricing in Kowsar Journals

The article acceptance fees for different journals is given in the table below. The basic article acceptance fees cover editorial service and production of an article. Non-native English speaking colleagues are encouraged to use a professional English editing service before submission of a manuscript. 

 

Acceptance Fee
All prices are in Euro (€), exclusive VAT (7) and exclusive Bank transfer costs (8)
  Super Short Articles (4) Short Articles (3) Normal Articles (2) Long Articles (1) Extra Words (6)  
 

≤ 500 Words

≤ 1500 Words

≤ 3500 Words

≤5000 Words

Per Word

Date of Application

Iranian Journal of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

440

560

800

970

0.12

From 14 Jan 2020 to 12 Jan 2021

International Journal of Cancer Management

200

300

500

650

0.1

From 21 Mar 2020 to 18 Mar 2021

Shiraz E Medical Journal

160

240

400

520

0.08

From 12 Jun 2020 to 12 Jun 2021

Thrita

30

85

200

285

0.06

From 24 May 2018 to 22 May 2020

Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

275

490

900

1235

0.1

From 21 May 2020 to 21 May 2021

Asian Journal of Sports Medicine

220

360

600

780

0.06

From 01 Jun 2019 to 01 Jun 2020

Jundishapur Journal of Microbiology

220

350

600

780

0.04

From 22 Mar 2018 to 22 Mar 2019

Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal

385

605

1100

1287

0.04

From 01 Jan 2019 to 01 Jan 2020

Hepatitis Monthly

400

700

1000

1100

0.05

From 11 Jun 2019 to 11 Jun 2020

Health Scope

215

320

530

690

0.1

From 21 Mar 2019 to 18 Mar 2020

International Journal of High Risk Behaviors and Addiction

200

300

500

650

0.1

From 21 Mar 2019 to 18 Mar 2020

Iranian Journal of Radiology

240

390

660

870

0.07

From 11 Aug 2019 to 11 Aug 2020

Nephro-Urology Monthly

460

540

700

820

0.12

From 21 Mar 2020 to 18 Mar 2021

Iranian Journal of Pediatrics

150

330

700

950

0.08

From 12 Jan 2019 to 12 Jan 2020

Archive of Pediatric Infection Diseases

150

240

400

540

0.10

From 21 Mar 2020 to 21 Mar 2021

Journal of Minimally Invasive Surgical Sciences

20

45

100

140

0.05

From 21 Mar 2018 to 20 Mar 2019

Jundishapur Journal of Natural Pharmaceutical Products

50

150

300

430

0.05

From 24 Sep 2018 to 23 Sep 2019

Archives of Clinical Infectious Diseases

74

190

400

545

0.07

From 21 Apr 2020 to 19 Apr 2021

Archives of Neuroscience

65

165

350

470

0.06

From 21 Mar 2020 to 18 Mar 2021

Journal of Comprehensive Pediatrics

55

140

300

405

0.06

From 19 November 2019 to 10 October 2020

Last updated on 28 Jun 2020


Important Notes:

  1. Word count policy is written here.
  2. VAT Rates: All prices are exclusive VAT rates. The tax rate could be 6-25% based on the author's country. top
  3. Bank Transfer Costs: All prices are exclusive bank transfer costs. Each transaction costs 5 Euro plus country costs for non-EU countries and 0.5 Euro per EU countries plus 5 Euro of Bank storten and country costs (min 10 Euro, Max: 50 Euro). The calculation for international payment can be found here and here. How to calculate?
  4. English Editing Services and Costs: The prices include English Editing Costs. If you have already edited your manuscript in one of the mentioned companies, 0.03- 0.05 euro per word (based on the level of editing)  will be decreased from your final invoice. To apply for this exclusion, contact us at publisher.support and send us the certificate of English editing.
  5. Special Discounts (0-50%) for Low-Income Countries To Apply Click Here and follow "Request Discount"

 


How can I avoid the English editing surcharge?

To avoid the English editing surcharge, we recommend that non-native English speaking authors send their manuscripts to a professional English editing service prior to the submission of their manuscript to Kowsar journals. We recommend the below-listed manuscript editing services. These language editing services will issue a certificate to attest that authors used their services to improve the language and style of their manuscript. The certificate should be included alongside the submission. Authors of articles submitted to Kowsar journals benefit from a one-time 10% discount on Kowsar's fees or a 15% discount on Manuscript edit's fees. Simply follow the below links to make use of the referral discount. We recommend to use these English editing services:

 

NedMedica

For International Customers

Articlex

For Persian Customers

Any question could be asked via www.publisher.support

 


Which article types are published free of charge?

Editorial items (Editorials or Retractions) are published free of charge. Article acceptance fees are only applied to other article types. If you are an invited author and need any assistance simply contact us via www.publisher.support (Submit a ticket by Author)


Methods of Payments

There are two methods to pay article acceptance fees:

  • Online Payments (recommended):

To pay the fees, sign in to the journal website and follow the wizard under your manuscript in the Authorial Area. Normally, the authors allowed to pay the invoice only after "Acceptance". When an article is accepted, a button titled "Pay Acceptance Fee" will be available for the corresponding author via the journal website. If you need any assistance simply contact us via www.publisher.support (Submit a ticket by Author). Online Payment for International authors are available using Paypal and all Credit cards. Please read more and follow instructions via your account in the journal.

  • Offline Payments:

Bank payments can also be performed using IBAN and BIC numbers of our company. To pay via your bank, you need to receive a pre-invoice. To receive it, please submit a ticket via www.publisher.support (Request Invoice). Our "Accounting Department" will send an invoice to your email. Afterwards, you will be able to pay it with your bank account. After transferring the fee, please send us your "Bank Receipt" via your account in the jorunal. To receive support, contact us via www.publisher.support (Submit a ticket by Author).


  • روش پرداخت برای نویسندگان فارسی زبان

  1. نویسندگان ایرانی برای کسب اطلاع از مقدار و نحوه پرداخت میتوانند به داخل وب سایت مجله و اکانت خود مراجعه نمایند.
  2. قیمت هر مقاله در هنگام ثبت مقاله به اطلاع هر نویسنده مسوول رسانیده میشود و از نویسنده رضایت آنلاین کسب میشود.
  3. ضمنا برای اطلاع از قیمت میتوانید به ذیل هر مقاله در اکانت نویسنده مسوول مراجعه نمایید.
  4. برخی موارد نویسندگان میتوانند از تخفیف های مجلات استفاده نمایند. هر نوع همکاری با مجله میتواند مشمول تخفیف باشد.
  5. در صورت وجود هرگونه مشکل و یا سوال با سامانه پشتیبانی در ارتباط باشید.

Discounts and Waivers Policy

  • For Authors

Kowsar offers waivers and discounts for article acceptance fees for articles whose corresponding authors are based in low-income countries. These countries are classified by the World Bank as low-income economics as of July 2017. Please submit your discount request via our support portal at www.publisher.support . We will review your request and inform you.

  • For Reviewers

We offer a discount to reviewers of some journals to appreciate their kind efforts and services or to the previous authors to thank them for their loyalty. Reviewers with more than 10 complete tasks are eligible to use our offers and discounts. To apply, please fill an online form in this link (Request Discount)


Do I have to pay if my manuscript is rejected?

No. Kowsar only sends the invoice for article acceptance fees if and once a manuscript is accepted for publication. The acceptance of a manuscript is based on the outcome of the peer-review procedure. The final decision as to whether a manuscript is accepted for publication or rejected will be taken by an external editor (usually the Editor-in-Chief of a journal or the Guest Editor of a special issue) based on scientific merit.


Are reprints of my article included in the article acceptance fees?

No. Article acceptance fees do not entitle the authors to receive reprints of their published article. Reprints can be ordered separately and optionally for any article that has been published in a Kowsar journal. To request an offer for reprints of an article, please visit the website of the article you would like to reprint and follow the "Order Reprint" link or contact us via www.publisher.support


Cancellation or Refund Policy

We are able to refund a part of your payment if you need to cancel or refund your payment only if your manuscript is not accepted. Any request for refunding the fee must be submitted via our support portal at www.publisher.support. Based on a manuscript status, there are several conditions for a refund:

  1. After Submission and In Review Process: Based on the withdrawal regulation, you have to pay a withdrawal fee after primary confirmation. More information could be found here: Link
  2. After Acceptance and before Final publishing: not possible.
  3. After Final Publishing in one of the issues: not possible.