Article Processing Charges

Article Processing Charges (APC) Information

General Information on Ziggurat Publishing’s Article Processing Charges (APC)

Ziggurat Publishing publishes all its journals in full open access under a Creative Commons (CC BY) license. This allows the scientific community and the general public to gain unlimited, free and immediate access to scholarly articles, and to reuse the content freely provided that proper attribution is given to the original authors.

To cover the cost for providing our high-quality publishing service and free access to readers, authors pay a one-time article processing charge (APC) for manuscripts accepted after peer-review. There are no charges for rejected articles, no submission charges, and no surcharges based on the length of an article, figures or supplementary data. Editorial items (Editorials, Corrections, Additions, Retractions, Letters, Comments, etc.) are published free of charge.

APCs cover the following:

The editorial procedure, including administration related to peer review, author revisions, and final decision-making. Ziggurat Publishing employs in-house staff to manage the majority of this process, leaving editorial board members to make key scientific decisions and allowing them to concentrate on their research. To demonstrate its appreciation of the important work done by reviewers and editorial board members, Ziggurat Publishing provides them with APC discounts and waivers. APCs also cover for the administrative work done for rejected articles.

Article production: professional language editing, typesetting, formatting, and production in PDF, XML, HTML, and Epub formats.

Article hosting and dissemination: website maintenance, contact with indexing databases.

Journal administration: including managing the journal website and editorial board, and promotion of the journal among the research community.

Accepted Currencies

We accept payments in Pound Sterling (GBP), Euro (EUR), or US Dollars (USD). Upon acceptance, the corresponding/submitting author will receive an e-mail with a link where the currency of the invoice can be changed.

Accepted Methods of Payment

Ziggurat Publishing currently supports the following payment methods:

Payment with Credit Card

Online Payment by PayPal

APCs are payable within 5 to 10 business days.

Invoices are emailed shortly after acceptance to the payment contact provided by the authors. Only official invoices issued by Ziggurat Publishing ( are valid. We do not authorize any third party to collect the APCs. Ziggurat Publishing is the sole service provider and cannot be held liable for actions by third parties.

Authors from the UK will have the local Value Added Tax (VAT) added to their invoices.

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