Waiver Policy

The Journal provide waivers on case-to-case basis depending on the author country classification. We understand that some institutions may have limited funding for their research activities. Thus, we have established a generous waiver system that may ease the payment of the manuscript handling fee when their researchers choose to publish their manuscripts with us.

Our primary goal is to accelerate the dissemination of knowledge through the publication of high-quality research articles. We are continually pursuing this goal, without putting undue financial burden on researchers or their institutions. Hence, we have instituted that the authors from Low Income and Middle-Income Countries may be granted maximum or full waiver.

To request a waiver, kindly send an application to the journal email ID. The waiver application should contain the manuscript number and state the reason for requesting a waiver. The Journal has the provision to provide waiver of up to 50% of article processing charges for the authors who have genuine reasons and for the authors who belong to underdeveloped countries.

Authors please note that the request for waiver or discount has to be made at the time of submission of manuscript. The corresponding author should submit a waiver request to the journal when payment is requested, after acceptance of the manuscript. Please note that the authors' incapacity to pay will not affect the editorial peer review and publication process outcome.