Article Publishing Charges

The charge

All articles published in our journal are open access and freely available online, immediately upon publication. This is made possible by an article publishing charge (APC) that covers the range of publishing services we provide. This includes provision of online tools for editors and authors, article production and hosting, liaison with abstracting and indexing services, and customer services. As an Open Access title, publishing an article in this journal requires an Article Publishing Charge (APC) that will be billed to the submitting author following acceptance of the Article. Apart from this Article Publishing Charge there are no other fees (for example submission charges, page charges, or colour charges).

The Article Publishing Charge for the journal is ₹1800 for Indian Authors and $25 for Non-Indian Authors.

What does an APC cover?

As well as permanent, immediate, and worldwide access to the full article text the APC covers:

  • Editorial work: peer review, administrative support, commissioning content, journal development.
  • Technical infrastructure and innovation: development, maintenance and operation of online journal system and websites.
  • Production of articles: formatting and mark-up of articles and inclusion in indexing services
  • Marketing of journal and content: making sure readers and authors know about the work published in the title
  • Customer service: responding to authors and readers


JAIMS offers APC waivers and discounts for papers published in our fully open access journals whose corresponding authors are based in the world’s lowest income countries as defined by the World Bank. See here for further information.

Requests from other authors for APC waivers and discounts will be considered on a case-by-case basis, and may be granted in cases of financial need.  All applications for discretionary APC waivers and discounts should be made at the point of manuscript submission; requests made during the review process or after acceptance are unable to be considered. 

To request a waiver or discount:

We are unable to grant requests to waive APCs just on the basis of the research topic explored (for example COVID-19 or SARS) where there is no evidence of a financial need. If, however, you are in financial need and unable to support the costs of the APC, we would be happy to assess your eligibility for a waiver or discount under our standard policies for fully OA journals.