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Fees and funding

Article-processing charges

Open access publishing is not without costs. AAPS Open therefore levies an article-processing charge of £1060.00/$1570.00/€1290.00 for each article accepted for publication.

If the corresponding author's institution participates in our open access membership program, some or all of the publication cost may be covered (more details available on the membership page). We routinely waive charges for authors from low-income countries. For other countries, article-processing charge waivers or discounts are granted on a case-by-case basis to authors with insufficient funds. Authors can request a waiver or discount during the submission process. For further details, see our article-processing charge page.

Visit Springer Nature’s open access funding & support services for information about research funders and institutions that provide funding for APCs.

Springer Nature offers agreements that enable institutions to cover open access publishing costs. Learn more about our open access agreements to check your eligibility and discover whether this journal is included.

For more information on APCs please see our Journal Pricing FAQs

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    65 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
    54 days to first decision for all manuscripts
    112 days from submission to acceptance
    24 days from acceptance to publication

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