Article Processing Charge

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Submission: USD 50
(Free APC period is extended until December 31, 2021)

Fast Track Review: USD 65 (Optional)

New policy: APC is free for article submission of authors from a minimum of two different countries affiliation or manuscript with author that has more than 3 H-Index from the Scopus or equivalence in WoS database and is willing to review a paper.

Waivers and Discounts

For authors publishing in Utamax journals, it offers waivers and discounts to corresponding authors based in developing countries.

To ensure that editorial decisions are never influenced by ability to pay, it is Utamax policy that editors of open access journals are not involved in correspondence with authors regarding payment of Article Publication Charges (APCs). The automatic waiver system will be managed by administrative staff not involved in decisions regarding article acceptance. We ask authors not to discuss any issues concerning payment with editors.

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 Utamax journal:

*Automatic waivers will only be applied if the corresponding author requests a waiver at the payment step during article submission.

  • 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

Discounts

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

*Automatic discounts can only be applied if the corresponding author selects to pay directly or arrange for payment at the payment step during article submission.

  • 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

Fast Track Journal Consideration

Our goal is to provide the research community with quick and immediate access to recently completed research works in various research areas that are rapidly developing with great potential impact.  Fast track journals are crucial for research articles that are exceptionally important and requires urgent dissemination, or where there is a funding policy reason for urgent publication. Fast track is considered the best way to disseminate an outstanding article that reports important and timely developments.

Fast-track publication service is provided to shorten the time to decision and publication. The entire peer review can be done within 4 weeks and the article shall be published within 2 days post acceptance as Article in Press. If you wish to use fast-track publication service, please submit your manuscript and write to the editor in chief with manuscript ID at budihamuddin@unilak.ac.id

The charge has to be paid with submission of the article. If the article is not accepted, the paid amount shall be refunded 50%.