• Publication fee (mandatory)
  • Online Open Access fee (optional)
  • Supplementary materials/appendices- see pricing for excessive pages


One-time Publication Fee Per Accepted Article 

The publication fee is charged only for papers accepted for publication. Authors receive a clean PDF copy for immediate professional use and the article will appear online for access by journal subscribers and those who wish to purchase a copy.

Research Article and Systematic Reviews- $525
Brief Reports and Commentaries- $275

Online Open Access Fee Per Accepted Article ($500)

Open Access refers to scholarly journals that are available online, free of charge to the reader; without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself.

Authors who purchase the Open Access option retain the copyright to their article and may distribute the article however they wish. Moreover, authors eligible for PubMed Central (PMC) will have the embargo lifted immediately with the Open Access option.

The Open Access fee is added to the mandatory publication fee. Thus, the total fee for a Research Article or Systematic Review published under the Open Access option is $1025. The total fee for a Brief Report or Commentary published under the Open Access option is $775.

For further information contact the journal offices.

Fees for Excessive Supplementary Materials/Appendices 

  • Up to 6 double-spaced pages of supplementary materials/appendices- no fee
  • Each additional page of material beyond 6 pages- $50/page

Sponsored Issues 

Please contact the journal offices for pricing if you would like to sponsor an entire issue for a special issue.

Copyediting Service 

If you require assistance with English, grammatical, and stylistic editing for your manuscript, we can recommend a copyediting service.

Waiver Policy

To support researchers from diverse economies, we will waive 60% of the mandatory publication fee and 100% of the Open Access fee for authors from World Bank designated low and lower-middle income economies. We ask authors to submit a waiver request through our Contact Form prior to manuscript submission to confirm eligibility. Ability to pay is not considered in the manuscript review process.