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Article Processing Charges (APC) Information

 

  1. Why does Kowsar have article processing charges (APC) for publishing in its journals?
  2. How much does Kowsar charge for its different journals (Acceptance Fee or AF)?
  3. How can I avoid the English editing surcharge?
  4. Which article types are published free of charge?
  5. How can I transfer funds to Kowsar?
  6. Does Kowsar offer any discounts on the article processing charges (APC)?
  7. Do I have to pay if my manuscript is rejected?
  8. Are reprints of my article included in the article processing charges (APC)?
  9. Fast-Track Review Fee (FTF)
  10. Premium Publishing Fee (PF)

Why does Kowsar have article processing charges (APC) for publishing in its journals?

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 processing charges (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.

 

How much does Kowsar charge for its different journals?

The amount of article processing charges (APC) for different journals is given in the table below. The basic article processing charges (APC) cover editorial service and production of an article. A separate English editing charge will be applied to articles that require extensive English language editing or formatting. Non-native English speaking colleagues are encourage to use a professional English editing service before submission of a manuscript. Usually the publication in the first volume of newly launched journal is free of charge.


Journal Service Type (1) Article Type (2) Price exclusive VAT (3)(4)(5) From Date
Hepatitis Monthly AF Long Articles 1170 15-Feb-17
AF Normal Articles 900 15-Feb-17
AF Short Articles 550 15-Feb-17
AF Super Short Articles 350 15-Feb-17
AF Extra 500 Words for each Type 120 15-Feb-17
PF - Not Applicable 16-Aug-15
FTF - Not Applicable 16-Aug-15

Nephro Urology Monthly AF Long Articles 910 15-Feb-17
AF Normal Articles 700 15-Feb-17
AF Short Articles 400 15-Feb-17
AF Super Short Articles 250 15-Feb-17
AF Extra 500 Words for each Type 120 15-Feb-17
PF - 310 03-July-16
FTF - 180 03-July-16

Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine AF Long Articles 910 19-Feb-17
AF Normal Articles 700 19-Feb-17
AF Short Articles 410 19-Feb-17
AF Super Short Articles 260 19-Feb-17
AF Extra 500 Words for each Type 68 19-Feb-17
PF - 310 28-May-16
FTF - 180 28-May-16

Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal AF Long Articles 1170 15-Feb-17
AF Normal Articles 1000 19-Feb-17
AF Short Articles 550 15-Feb-17
AF Super Short Articles 350 15-Feb-17
AF Extra 500 Words for each Type 67 15-Feb-17
PF - 0 19-Feb-17
FTF - 200 19-Feb-17

Iranian Journal of Radiology AF Long Articles 720 19-Feb-17
AF Normal Articles 550 19-Feb-17
AF Short Articles 320 19-Feb-17
AF Super Short Articles 200 19-Feb-17
AF Extra 500 Words for each Type 114 19-Feb-17
PF - 310 30-Oct-15
FTF   Not Applicable 18-Jan-17

International Journal of
Endocrinology and Metabolism
AF Long Articles 0 06-Jan-16
AF Normal Articles 0 06-Jan-16
AF Short Articles 0 06-Jan-16
AF Super Short Articles 0 06-Jan-16
AF Extra 500 Words for each Type 0 06-Jan-16
PF - Not Applicable 06-Jan-16
FTF   Not Applicable 06-Jan-16

Jundishapur Journal of Microbiology AF Long Articles 780 15-Feb-17
AF Normal Articles 600 15-Feb-17
AF Short Articles 350 15-Feb-17
AF Super Short Articles 220 15-Feb-17
AF Extra 500 Words for each Type 68 15-Feb-17
PF - Not Applicable
28-Jan-17
FTF   Not Applicable 28-Jan-17

Asian Journal of Sports Medicine AF Long Articles 650 19-Feb-17
AF Normal Articles 500 19-Feb-17
AF Short Articles 300 19-Feb-17
AF Super Short Articles 200 19-Feb-17
AF Extra 500 Words for each Type 57 19-Feb-17
PF - 310 14-Nov-16
FTF   270 14-Nov-16
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Iranian Journal of Pediatrics AF Long Articles 850 19-Feb-17
AF Normal Articles 600 19-Feb-17
AF Short Articles 300 19-Feb-17
AF Super Short Articles 150 19-Feb-17
AF Extra 500 Words for each Type    
PF - 310 09-Jan-16
FTF   270 09-Jan-16

Special Type (AF) 19-Nov-16

Brief Report : 400 | Editorial : Free | Letter: 200


Trauma Monthly AF Long Articles 910 19-Feb-17
AF Normal Articles 700 19-Feb-17
AF Short Articles 410 19-Feb-17
AF Super Short Articles 260 19-Feb-17
AF Extra 500 Words for each Type 120 19-Feb-17
PF - 310 03-July-16
FTF   180 € 03-July-16

Thrita AF Long Articles 270 19-Feb-17
AF Normal Articles 210 19-Feb-17
AF Short Articles 120 19-Feb-17
AF Super Short Articles 80 19-Feb-17
AF Extra 500 Words for each Type 100 19-Feb-17
PF - Not Applicable 20-Dec-15
FTF   Not Applicable 20-Dec-15

International Journal of High Risk Behaviors & Addiction AF Long Articles 490 15-Feb-17
AF Normal Articles 380 15-Feb-17
AF Short Articles 220 15-Feb-17
AF Super Short Articles 150 15-Feb-17
AF Extra 500 Words for each Type 64 15-Feb-17
PF - 350 03-Oct-16
FTF   Not Applicable  

Archives of Clinical Infectious Diseases AF Long Articles 0 06-Jan-16
AF Normal Articles 0 06-Jan-16
AF Short Articles 0 06-Jan-16
AF Super Short Articles 0 06-Jan-16
AF Extra 500 Words for each Type 0 06-Jan-16
PF - Not Applicable 06-Jan-16
FTF   Not Applicable  

Journal of
Minimally Invasive Surgical Sciences
AF Long Articles 0 17-Jan-17
AF Normal Articles 0 17-Jan-17
AF Short Articles 0 17-Jan-17
AF Super Short Articles 0 17-Jan-17
AF Extra 500 Words for each Type 0 17-Jan-17
PF - 300 17-Jan-17
FTF   Not Applicable  

Iranian Journal of Cancer Prevention AF Long Articles 430 15-Feb-17
AF Normal Articles 330 15-Feb-17
AF Short Articles 200 15-Feb-17
AF Super Short Articles 120 15-Feb-17
AF Extra 500 Words for each Type 85 15-Feb-17
PF - Not Applicable 15-Jan-17
FTF   Not Applicable  

Iranian Journal of Psychiatry and behavioral Sciences AF Long Articles 560 19-Feb-17
AF Normal Articles 365 19-Feb-17
AF Short Articles 160 19-Feb-17
AF Super Short Articles 60 19-Feb-17
AF Extra 500 Words for each Type 65 19-Feb-17
PF - Not Applicable 12-Feb-17
FTF   Not Applicable  


Table Notes:

  1. Service Type abbreviations: FTT: Fast Track FeeAF: Acceptance FeePF: Publishing Fee
  2. Article Types: There are four types of articles in each journal: Super Short articles, Short Articles, Normal Articles, and Long Articles. These article types and their word counts are defined in table below. top
  3. Price Calculation is based on each article's word count. To view the word count limitation for each article type, please visit the Instruction for Authors of each journal (and then Word Count Limits page) or click on the Article Type text in front of each journal name.
  4. Extra Fee will be applied for each extra 500 words in articles which exceed the article type limitation.
  5. VAT Rates: All price are exclusive VAT rate. Tax rate could be 6-25% based on the country. top
  6. Bank Transfer Costs: All price 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). Calculation for international payment can be found here and here. How to calculatetop
  7. English Editing Services and Costs: The prices include English Editing Costs. If you have already edited your manuscript in one of the mentioned companies, 100-200 $ will be decreased. To apply for this exclusion, contact us at: support.kowsarpub.com
  8. Banking Services: Local users can benefit from local banking services. top
  9. Currency: The default currency is Euro since 13 Jan 2015. Paying in other currencies like $ will cost you additional costs. top

 

Article Group Article Type

Word Count (including references and title page)

Allowed Reference Count Allowed Illustrations
(Tables & Figures)
Invited Articles Editorial No Limit No Limit No Limit
Super Short Articles Corrections Up to 500 Words 5 1
Retraction
Partial Retraction
Obituary
News
Reply
Short Articles Meeting Report Up to 1500 Words 20 3
Introduction
In Brief
Letter
Brief Report
Article Commentary
Rapid Communication
Discussion
Abstract
Announcement
Calendar
Normal Articles Research Article Up to 3500 Words 55 5
Case Report
Methods Article
Book Review
Long Articles Review Article Up to 5000 words 85 7
Systematic Review
Meta Analysis

 

 


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 Manuscriptedit'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, Corrections, Additions, Retractions, Book Reviews and Books Received etc.) are published free of charge. Article processing charges (APC) are only applied to primary content: research articles, reviews and mini reviews, communications, short notes, etc.

 

How can I transfer funds to Kowsar? (Methods of Payments)

 There are 2 ways to pay article processing charges:

1) Online Payments: The best way is using "Online Payment System via Journal Website".

To pay the fees, sign in to the journal website and follow the wizard under your manuscript in the Authorial Area. Normally, the authors are allowed to pay the invoice only after "Acceptance". When an article is accepted for publishing, an invoice will be generated and sent to the author via the journal online system.

If you want to pay other charges like FTF or PPC, kindly contact us via support.kowsarpub.com

 

2) Offline Payment: International payments can be done via Paypal with your credit cards (Visa, Master Card, etc.). Bank payments can also be done using IBAN and BIC number of the company. To send the fees manually via the bank account, request us to send you an offline invoice via this link

For more information, contact us via support.kowsarpub.com


Offline Payments

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Online Payments

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Does Kowsar offer any discounts on the article processing charges (APC)?

Kowsar does not offer any discounts on its article processing charges (APC) for regular submissions. However, Kowsar publishes selected articles invited by the Editorial Office for free. In some cases Kowsar offers a discount to reviewers of some journals to thank them for their services or to previous authors to thank them for their loyalty.

 

Do I have to pay if my manuscript is rejected?

No. Kowsar only sends the invoice for article processing charges (APC) 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 processing charges (APC)?

No. Article processing charges (APC) 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 support.kowsarpub.com

 

Fast-Track Review Fee (FTF)

Authors sometimes have to meet publication deadlines, e.g. for promotion & tenure or thesis defense, grant proposals, spending of research funds before a certain deadline, publication of follow-up papers, or because the findings are deemed important. To facilitate a speedy turn-around when a rapid decision is required, Kowsar offers a review model in which selected peer reviewers may be paid to deliver high-quality and speedy peer-review reports. This is entirely optional - if you do not wish to pay for a fast-track peer review process, just submit your paper normally as described before in the instruction for authors. If you opt for fast-track review, you are guaranteed: a rapid editorial decision and peer-review comments within 3 weeks (plus any additional holidays within that period) after submission and payment of the fee

How to order FTF?

In order to take advantage of this, authors must pay a non-refundable fast-track fee (FTF). This can be done any time after submission. The FTF should be paid using journal website and under each submission ID. To use this sevice: Sign in to the journal website using your account > Go to Authorial Area > Go to View Manuscripts > Follow Pay Fast Track Fee and Pay it. If you have any question regarding FTF, ask us by filling an online form at support.kowsarpub.com. We now also allow authors to expedite the submission at any time during the peer-review process. We reserve the right to refund the fast-track fee and process the manuscript in the regular submission track if we are unable to meet the deadline due to a delayed peer-review report or other issues beyond our control.

 

Premium Publishing Fee (PF)

The accepted articles go to the waiting list for publishing and based on a timely manner plan will be published. If a speedy publication process is required, Kowsar offers a Premium publishing model in which selected accepted articles may be paid to publish at the first possible issue. This is entirely optional - if you do not wish to pay for a premium publishing process, your article will be published based on the normal editorial selection. If you opt for premium publishing, you are guaranteed: publication of your paper in one of the earliest coming issue after payment of the fee.

How to order PF?

In order to take advantage of this, authors must pay a non-refundable Premium Publishing Charge (PF). The PF should be paid using journal website and under each submission ID. To use this sevice: Sign in to the journal website using your account > Go to Authorial Area > Go to View Manuscripts > Follow Pay Publishing Fee and Pay it. If you have any question regarding PF, ask us via support.kowsarpub.com. We reserve the right to refund the fee and process the article in the regular publishing track if we are unable to meet the deadline due to a delayed publishing or other issues beyond our control.

 

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