What is hybrid open access ?
The hybrid open access model is a mixed revenue model in which authors of accepted articles are given with the choice to pay an article processing charge (APC) in order to make their article to be made open access immediately upon publication. Hybrid open access model offer authors the choice of publishing their work either through subscription OR open access mode. In Hybrid Model, the authors will have two options: to pay a publication charge and make their article open access OR not to pay the publication charge.
What is open access publication?
Traditionally, readers pay to access articles either through subscription or by paying fee each time they download article. With the escalation of journal subscription charges, libraries may subscribe fewer journals and hence this may limit range of articles available to readers. Open access model of publication allows all interested readers to view, download, print, and redistribute any article without a subscription which may enable far greater distribution of an author's work. Through open access model the scientific community and the general public can unlimitedly and immediately access all content published in the journals for free as soon as it is published on the Internet.
Why do we charge Article Processing Charges ?
Angewandten Biologie Forschung is an hybrid open access journal. Open access publishing is not without costs. We would like to defray editorial and production costs arising out of storage digital archives, copy editing; converting article to different format of publication (HTML, PDF, XML); submission to several Open Access archives, indexing and cataloging of articles in electronic format, archiving of article, overhead expenses like employee charges by collecting Article Processing Charges (APC) from authors who intend to publish their articles by open access model.
What are the advantages of open access publication ?
APC replace subscription charges and allow publishers to make the full-text of every published article freely available to all interested readers. APC aid in publication of authors works to be freely and universally accessible in as soon as it published. We assure you that we are committed to keep our open access publication charges at a minimum level.
Can APC be waived if the author cannot pay?
If you do not have funds to pay such fees, you will have an opportunity to waive APC as we do not want fees to prevent the publication of worthy work. Waiver requests are considered before the manuscript has been submitted, and we routinely waive charges for authors from low income countries and lower middle countries (based on the data by the World Bank which classifies the world’s economies based on estimates of gross national income (GNI) per capita for the previous year). Authors from these countries may, at the discretion of the Publisher, may be granted discounts or complete waivers based on the decision of editorial committee.
- Your name and institution with full address details
- Reason for applying for a waiver
- Title of your paper
What funding sources are available for authors?
More and more institutions, funding and government agencies and foundations are assisting the authors to cover author publication fees. Some funders allow publication fees to be included as line items on a grant, some deans and/or department heads, or a co-author’s grant, may have discretionary funds available for Open Access publishing, or publishing in general.
How much is Angewandten Biologie Forschung charging ?
As Angewandten Biologie Forschung is a hybrid open access model, authors will be given an option to make their article open access after it has been subject to peer review and accepted for publication. The article publication charges for publication of article by Open Online model is as follows
- For Indian authors : Rs.1000/- ( One thousand Indian Rupees)
- For the non-Indian authors : $ 50 ( Fifty American dollars)
Note: As we do not practice fast track review process, you are kindly requested not to make your payment before the submission is accepted for publication.