Publication Fee

Do I have to pay in Elsya Journal?

Article Submission Charges: Free

Article Processing/Publishing Charges  (APC): 55 USD

The APC includes:
- Registration of DOI for each article
- Two Similarity Check Results with Turnitin (one at the start during internal review and one at the end of the article's peer review process). The results will be sent to the corresponding author

APC is free for article submission of authors from a minimum of three different countries.

When do I have to pay and how do I pay?

If the manuscript has been accepted for copyediting process, [email protected] will contact the corresponding author to transfer the required amount.

After payment confirmation, the corresponding author will receive the Letter of Acceptance (LoA) for publication and the free-access link to the article. The link can be shared with co-authors and colleagues, and posted on the authors’ personal or institutional webpages.

Can I reduce my publication fee?

Yes, you can reduce the amount you have to pay if you apply for a waiver or discount which are available only if the author(s) are based in developing countries (list is provided below). You must declare reasonable reasons for a waiver or discount in the comments to the Editor box during your submission, otherwise your application will be considered as a normal submission if it is not asked in this stage. 

Applying for a waiver or discount will not affect the article submission's review results.

Waivers and Discounts

Both options are available to authors once their articles are accepted and are entering the production stage. Authors may apply for waivers and discounts for a maximum of two times.

To ensure that editorial decisions are not influenced by authors' capability to pay publishing fees, it is Elsya Journal's policy that editors of open access journals are not involved in correspondence with authors regarding payment of Article Publication Charges (APCs). 

In addition to the Research4Life countries listed below, some journals may offer additional waiver initiatives for APCs. These additional APC waivers will be managed by the editors and may be discussed with them.

Automatic Waivers

Corresponding authors based in the following countries are eligible to receive an automatic waiver for APCs when publishing in Elsya journal. The automatic waiver system will be managed by administrative staff not involved in decisions regarding article acceptance. 

Automatic waivers will only be applied if the corresponding author requests a waiver at the payment stage.

  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Angola
  • Bangladesh
  • Belarus
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bhutan
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cabo Verde
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Comoros
  • Congo
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Cuba
  • Democratic People's Republic of Korea
  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Djibouti
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Haiti
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Kosovo (in accordance with Security Council resolution 1244 (1999))
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritania
  • Micronesia (Federated States of)
  • Montenegro
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Nepal
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Republic of Moldova
  • Rwanda
  • Samoa
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Sierra Leone
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • South Sudan
  • Sudan
  • Swaziland
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Tajikistan
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tokelau
  • Tonga
  • Tunisia
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • United Republic of Tanzania
  • Vanuatu
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe


Corresponding authors based in the following countries are eligible to apply for 30-50% discount on APCs when publishing in a Elsya journal.

Discounts can only be applied if the corresponding author selects to pay directly or arrange for payment at the payment stage.

  • Algeria
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Armenia
  • Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
  • Botswana
  • Cook Islands
  • Dominica
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Fiji
  • Gabon
  • Georgia
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guyana
  • Honduras
  • Indonesia
  • Jamaica
  • Jordan
  • Libya
  • Maldives
  • Mauritius
  • Mongolia
  • Morocco
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Nigeria
  • Niue
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Paraguay
  • Saint Helena
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Seychelles
  • Sri Lanka
  • Suriname
  • Thailand
  • Ukraine
  • Uzbekistan
  • Viet Nam


Article Withdrawal Fee

Check the journal's withdrawal policy if authors wish to withdraw the manuscript.