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Unlike subscription-based model of publishing, the Open Access model provides wide visibility and creditability with the citations for each view of the published article which indicates the quality of the article published.
The Article Processing Charges(APC) or Manuscript Handling Fee(MHF) is always associated with the Open Access Model of publishing. The minimum Fee which is required for the article consists of various components such as manuscript handling including processing of article, quality check, double-blind peer review, pdf conversion, xml conversion, html conversion, editing at the international level, increased number of pages, colour effects, video effects(in video-articles), professional graphical editing, unlimited author’s corrections, etc.
The APC/MHF can be covered by the Author/Sponsor/University Grant/any financial aid from author’s side. This APC/MHF is always associated with each article to be published in SciTech Central International Journals. For the Inaugural Issue, there is a minimum fee for ACP in SciTech Central International Journals. After the Inaugural Issue, the Article Processing Changes or Manuscript Handling Fee for SciTech Central International Journals will be 1527$(USD)/1275£ (GBP)/1375€ (EUR).
Article Withdrawal Policy
From time to time, an author may wish to withdraw a manuscript after submitting it.
Changing one’s mind is an author’s prerogative. And an author is free to withdraw an article at no charge – as long as it is withdrawn within 1 week of its initial submission.
If you have concerns or questions about it, please contact us for further discussion. We welcome your input.
Withdrawal Charges (exceptional cases)
International Publication process is a time consuming process involving various quality checks, unbiased & blind Peer Review, XML, HTML, PDF development, intensive graphic designing, DOI application & assignment, Creative Commons Attribution Licensing, etc. So, once the whole process is completed and authors are willing to withdraw their manuscript(s) due to any reason; they are liable to pay the withdrawal charges in order to compensate the work done by the editorial office and the resources spent on their manuscript(s).
The withdrawal charges varies from USD $299- USD $499 depending upon the length, quality, graphics applied, resources spent, etc. on the particular manuscript by the editorial staff which can be different for different manuscripts.
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There are no refunds or cancellation of debts if the author withdraws his or her paper from consideration; or if he or she declines to revise and resubmit.
If the paper does not reach the reviewing stage, the reviewing debt will be canceled and the author’s peer reviewing obligations will be waived.
In case of double payment, we will refund the fee by Bank Transfer. In this case, bank charges will be paid by both, journal and author.
In case of acceptance of the paper and when your paper is scheduled for publication or it is just published no refund will be applied if authors withdraw the paper. Refunds for service which have been delivered are not possible due to the nature of the service purchased.
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