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Article-processing Charges


    While the traditional model relies on restricting access to published research in order to recoup the costs of the publication process, the open access publishing model treats publication as the last phase of the research process. Instead of charging users a fee to read the content, an article-processing charge (APC) is levied at the beginning of the process. This flat charge (INR 2500 / USD 50), covers the entire cost of the publication process. This includes peer-reviewing, editing, publishing, maintaining and archiving, and allows immediate access to the full text versions of the research articles.
    Printed copies of the journal could be ordered with additional charge of INR 500 /USD 30 to  INR 1500/ USD 100 depending on journal title and postal expenses.