Publishing is not without costs. The journals of The Grassroots Institute defray those costs from article-processing charges (APCs), because they do not have subscription charges for its research content, believing instead that immediate, world-wide, barrier-free, to the full text of research articles is in the best interests of the scientific community. Like most other reputed serious publishers, The Grassroots Institute maintains high quality of service through an ‘author-pay’ model. As such, manuscripts that are accepted for publication following peer review incur a publishing fee. However, our APCs are low because we do not seek profit, just cover expenses.
The Grassroots Institute publishes all its journals in full open access, meaning unlimited use and reuse of articles, in addition to giving credit to the authors. All our articles are published under a Creative Commons (CC BY) license. Authors pay a one-time Article Processing Charge (APC) to cover the costs of peer review administration and management, rigorous editing of the paper, 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 on the length of an article, figures or supplementary data. Some items (Editorials, Corrections, Addendums, Retractions, Comments, etc.) are published free of charge.
Here is a breakdown of how our APCs are used. In calculating these values, we have followed recommendations from the Fair Open Access Alliance, an organization that promotes sustainable and transparent scholarly open access publishing. This also makes The Grassroots Institute fully compliant with the requirements of Plan S, a key funder initiative to promote Open Access.
The premium publishing is an express and trusted fast-track publishing for valuable authors and reputed institutions. Unlike the popular term of ‘Premium Publishing’ used in advertising contexts, we are committed to depute/engage the extra manpower in handling the manuscripts thus received under this category of publishing. Various features of ‘Premium Publishing’ of the articles in our journals are as under:
|Sustaining Support Author (lifetime member)||USD 4000||USD 3000||USD 3000||USD 3000|
|Premium Membership Author (3 years member)||USD 2000||USD 1500||USD 1500||USD 1500|
None of the privilege given to the authors of Premium Publishing will be given to Regular Publishing. All the processes required to publish an article will be followed in routine manner and as explained on the links https://www.grassrootsjournals.org/review-process.php, https://www.grassrootsjournals.org/editorial-process.php. The authors are also required to follow the procedures as explained on the link https://www.grassrootsjournals.org/for-authors.php.
|Category||GJNR (from 2021)||JELP (from 2022)||JPG (from 2022)||A&A (from 2022)||PP (from 2023)|
|High Income Country||Upto 3 authors||USD 396||USD 297||USD 297||Free||Free|
|Middle (High/Low) Income Country||Upto 3 authors||USD 297||USD 198||USD 198||Free||Free|
|Low Income Country||Upto 3 authors||USD 198||USD 99||USD 99||Free||Free|
*For additional authors in a paper, @USD 18 per additional author will be added to the basic amount.
**The APC rates above are for the manuscript text up to 9000 words. If the text is of a larger size, an additional charge of USD 10 per 1000 words will be added.
***In case, fast-track processing is sought by the author(s), an additional APC amount of USD 100 will be added.
**Depending on the case, there may be an additional bank transfer surcharge or PayPal surcharge added.
APC and Discount will be ascertained based on the affiliation of first/corresponding author.
|*Special Discount||Special Categories||- USD 50||USD 25||USD 25||USD 0||USD 0|
|**Editors’ Discount||Member of Editorial/Technical (Advisory) Board||- USD 75||USD 50||USD 50||USD 0||USD 0|
|***Reviewers’ Discount||Member of Reviewers Board||- USD 50||USD 25||USD 25||USD 0||USD 0|
|#Institutional Partnership Discount||For partner institutions of TGI
(see List of Partners)
|- USD 50||USD 25||USD 25||USD 0||USD 0|
*Special Discount is applicable for the following (at the time of payment, you will opt one category if it applies to you, the system will automatically calculate the amount.):
One can avail more than one discounts if it applies to him/her.
Charges are payable once the article has been accepted for publishing (i.e., following successful completion of our Preliminary Review or Peer Review Process). An invoice will be sent upon acceptance and must be paid within 30 days of the final invoice date.
The journals are fully open access and require Article Processing Charges (APCs) to be paid following the acceptance of paper. To help support researchers who are unable to meet some or all of the costs associated with publishing open access, The Grassroots Institute operates a transparent Waiver Policy.
To help support researchers in the low-income economies (as per the list of World Bank), our journals provide waiver on total Article Processing Charges (yet, minimum USD 28 will be charged) for manuscripts on the following conditions:
Keep the scan files (.jpeg) of above letter(s) ready before you proceed to payment process. In the Payment Process Step, you will be asked to upload the letters.
On the discretion of Editors, a partial waiver can be given to the author/authors who are not eligible for the full waiver. To avail partial waiver, please contact the editors of the particular journal.
The author assumes the responsibility for the payment, and no refunds will be issued. We do not issue refunds for APC once the payment is confirmed and paid. We recommend contacting us for assistance if you experience any issues making online payment. Let us clarify once again. The APC of the article is applicable for per paper one time which is not refundable. In the case of withdrawal of the paper from the journal, APC will not be refunded to the author.
We will specify in the invoice the mode of payment of the APC.
In certain cases, we will ask to pay the APC into our bank account using manual/digital bank transfer. These bank account details will be mentioned in the invoice.
In some cases, the payment of APC can be done using Online Payment Gateway. Our contractee M/s Emsha Publications receives the APC payments through the Payment Gateway.
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