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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. Article Types
    4. How can I avoid the English editing surcharge?
    5. Which article types are published free of charge?
    6. How can I transfer funds to Kowsar?
    7. Does Kowsar offer any discounts on the article processing charges (APC)?
    8. Do I have to pay if my manuscript is rejected?
    9. Are reprints of my article included in the article processing charges (APC)?
    10. How to Pay the Acceptance Fee [EUR] offline?
    11. How to Pay the Acceptance Fee [Rial] offline?

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.

 

 
Acceptance Fee
Journal Long Articles (1) Normal Articles (2) Short Articles (3) Super Short Articles (4) Extra Fee (6) Comments
price (Euro), exclusive VAT (7) and Bank Costs (8), per word, first 5000 words price (Euro), exclusive VAT (7) and Bank Costs (8), per word, first 3500 words price (Euro), exclusive VAT (7) and Bank Costs (8), per word, first 1500 words price (Euro), exclusive VAT (7) and Bank Costs (8), per word, first 500 words price (Euro) for all article types in all journals, exclusive VAT (7) and Bank Costs (8)  
Journal of Minimally Invasive Surgical Sciences 0 0 0 0 0.04  
Iranian Journal of Psychiatry and behavioral Sciences 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.04  
International Journal of Cancer Management 0.09 0.09 0.13 0.24 0.04  
Trauma Monthly 0.18 0.2 0.27 0.52 0.04  
Shiraz E Medical Journal 0.1 0.11 0.17 0.3 0.04  
Thrita 0.05 0.06 0.08 0.16 0.04  
Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine 0.18 0.2 0.27 0.52 0.04  
Asian Journal of Sports Medicine 0.13 0.14 0.2 0.4 0.04 Special Dsicount (10)
Jundishapur Journal of Microbiology 0.16 0.17 0.23 0.44 0.04  
Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal 0.23 0.29 0.37 0.7 0.04  
Hepatitis Monthly 0.23 0.26 0.37 0.7 0.04  
International Journal of High Risk Behaviors and Addiction 0.1 0.11 0.15 0.3 0.04  
Iranian Journal of Radiology 0.14 0.16 0.21 0.4 0.04  
Nephro-Urology Monthly 0.18 0.2 0.27 0.5 0.04  
Iranian Journal of Pediatrics 0.17 0.17 0.2 0.3 0.04  
Archive of Pediatric Infection Diseases 0.08 0.08 0.11 0.2 0.04  

 


Table Notes:

Article Types:

  1. Super Short Articles: max word count: 500 (including references)
    * Corrections
    * Retraction
    * Partial Retraction
    * Obituary
    * News
    * Reply
  2. Short Articles: max word count: 1500 (including references)
    * Meeting Report
    * Introduction
    * In Brief
    * Letter
    * Brief Report
    * Article Commentary
    * Rapid Communication
    * Discussion
    * Abstract
    * Announcement
    * Calendar
  3. Normal Articles: max word count: 3500 (including references)
    * Research Article
    * Case Report
    * Methods Article
    * Book Review
  4. Long Articles: max word count: 5000 (including references)
    * Review Article
    * Systematic Review
    * Meta Analysis
  5. Invited articles: are free of charges like editorial.
  6. Extra Fee will be applied for each extra word count which is 0.04 euro per word (exclusive VAT). To find out standard word counts please refer to above notice about max word counts.
  7. VAT Rates: All prices are exclusive VAT rate. Tax rate could be 6-25% based on the country. top
  8. 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). Calculation for international payment can be found here and here. How to calculate? top
  9. 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: publisher.support
  10. 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 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 or Retractions) are published free of charge. Article processing charges (APC) are only applied to other article type. If you are an invited author and need any assistance simply contact us via www.publisher.support (Submit a ticket by Author)

 


How can I transfer Article processing fees to Kowsar?

(Methods of Payments)

 

There are 2 ways to pay article processing charges:

 

1) Online Payments (recommended):

The best way is using "Online payment system via each indivisual 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 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.

  • * Need Help: If you need any assistance simply contact us via www.publisher.support (Submit a ticket by Author)
  • * More info: Detailed information about online payment cn be found here.

 

2) Offline Payments:

In very rare cases, International payments can be done via Paypal with your credit cards (Visa, Master Card, etc.). Bank payments can also be performed using IBAN and BIC number of our company.

Offline Payment in Euro?

If you could not pay an invoice through the "Online Gateways" (using paypal), please request an invoice via this link (Request Invoice). Our Account 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 register a "Bank Receipt" by the following method:

  1. Log in to your account in the journal website
  2. Go to "Needs Payment" status on Payment category
  3. Click on "Pay Acceptance Fee" button
  4. Choose your currency and offline payment
  5. Finally fill the form and submit it
  • * Need Help: If you need any assistance simply contact us via www.publisher.support (Submit a ticket by Author)

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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. In some cases, 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.

1) Reviewers with more than 10 complete tasks: They are eligible to use our offers and discounts. To apply, please fill online for in this link (> Request Discount)

2) Invited Authors: refer here or contact us via Support.

 


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 www.publisher.support


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