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Article Processing Charges

The journal Research is an Open Access journal supported by article processing charges (APCs). There are no submission charges.

APC Rates

From 2018-2020, all APCs will be paid by the China Association for Science and Technology (CAST). Authors whose work is accepted for publication in Research before January 1, 2021 will therefore not be responsible for paying APCs.

Beginning in 2021, CAST will partially subsidize APCs, allowing authors to pay the below reduced rates:

Research Articles: $1500 USD
Review Articles: $1500 USD
Perspectives: $1200 USD

These rates are exclusive of any taxes or duties that may be levied or assessed on it. Tax is based on the customer location and is not applicable for all customers. Tax will be automatically added where applicable during the payment process.


    The Science Partner Journals (SPJ) Program will offer full APC waivers to authors in the developing world (Hinari A & B countries). Additionally, full or partial waivers may be available to those experiencing financial hardships. Waivers may be requested at any point in the editorial workflow (pre-submission to acceptance) but are not granted until acceptance. Contact the Science Partner Journals (SPJ) Program business office to inquire about waivers.