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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.

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, 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.