Our Publishing Model, Article Processing Charges and Waivers
AJEE publishes in full Open Access under a CC BY-NC 4.0 license which to distribute, remix, adapt, and build upon the material in any medium or format for noncommercial purposes only, and only so long as attribution is given to the creator.
Authors pay a one-time Article Processing Charge (APC) to cover the costs of peer review administration and management, professional production of articles in PDF and other formats, and dissemination of published papers in various venues, in addition to other publishing functions. There are no charges for rejected articles, no submission charges, and no surcharges based onfor the length of an article, figures or supplementary data. The only exception is the articles, written in collaborative authorship. In this case, the APC will include an additional payment for each of co-authors. Some items (Editorial Notes, Corrections, Retractions, Comments, Book Reviews, Conference Announcements etc.) are published free of charge.
AJEE waives 20% of its content every issue. We are committed to supporting the transition of all research to full open access, so offer APC waivers or discounts to some authors. We display an APC in order to demonstrate to authors that there is a cost to publication.
Members of association founded and affiliated to an AJEE journal benefit from a discount as well as authors affiliated to institutions participating in our Partners Program.
Waivers may be granted on a case-by-case basis upon request. Applications submitted before article submission are assessed by the Managing Editor based on the quality of the research article and the authors’ ability to pay.
If the article is cited by other authors more than 10 times in the next two years after its publication in journals listed in the Web of Science Core Collection, the Editorial Board reserves the right to pay compensation to its author in the amount of payment for its publication.
Service functions % of total Amount (Euro)
Total publication fee per article (Euro) 500
1. Publishing Operations & Projects 30% 150
2. Journal publication and distribution 40% 200
3. Editorial Fees 10% 50
4. Marketing and Communication 5% 25
5. General 5% 25
6. Discounts & waivers 10% 50
7. In case of co-authorship additionally 300
Please, see more about Plan S and The Fair Open Access principles which we share and support