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Open access & Publishing fees

Open Access provides free, unrestricted online access to the scholarly literature to anyone in the world. At Frontiers, we are convinced that everyone – not only scientists - can benefit from research results, and we publish all our articles exclusively under open access distribution, with a Creative Commons attribution license agreement. Readers have the right to use, distribute, and reproduce in any medium, provided the source is properly cited.

If you would like to learn more about open access, we encourage you to watch the video on the right side, or read some of the great resources provided by Peter Suber or the Budapest Open Access Initiative in 2002.

Like most other serious open-access publishers, Frontiers maintains our high quality of service through an ‘author-pay’ model. As such, manuscripts that are accepted for publication following peer review may incur a publishing fee, depending on the article type.

 

Frontiers strives to ensure that publishing fees are not an obstacle to publication. Article publishing fees help us to offset the costs associated with editing, type-setting, storing, tier-climbing, archiving and peer evaluation of the article, as well as maintaining the most advanced website in online publishing, and our friendly, professional office in Switzerland. Finally, publishing fees also cover our low-income fee waiver program (see below).

There are no hidden costs in Frontiers. There is no additional charge for colour figures - which can cost up to US$500-1000 per figure in many subscription-based journals - or for supplementary material. Please refer to the table below for complete information on Frontiers fees.

Tier 1 Specialty-level articles.
Open for submission by anyone.
Article Type Article Publishing Fees Additional Page Charges (3)
  • Editorial
  • Book Review
  • General Commentary
  • Opinion Article
 FREE N/A
Article length cannot exceed the limit
  • Mini Review Article
  • Perspective Article
  • CPC (1)
  • Evaluation (4)
€ 575
  • Original Research Article
  • Clinical Case Study (2)
  • Hypothesis and Theory Article
  • Method Article
  • Review Article
When Research Topic Submission € 770
If Corresponding Author is a
Frontiers Associate or Chief Editor
€ 960
For ALL other cases
€ 50
For each page
exceeding the limit
When Regular submission € 1,280
If Corresponding Author is a
Frontiers Associate or Chief Editor
€ 1,600
For ALL other cases
  • Clinical Trial Article (2)
  • Technology Report
€ 2,000
Tier 2 Field-level articles.
Reserved to authors of selected Tier 1 articles.
Not available for Research Topics.
Article Type Article Publishing Fees Additional Page Charges (3)
  • Focused Review
  • Frontiers Commentary
 FREE N/A
Article length cannot exceed the limit

(1) Available only for Neurology Education.
(2) Available only for Clinical specialties.
(3) Please check the "Final PDF length" column in the Author Guidelines.
(4) Available only for Public Health Education and Promotion


The fees above are valid for articles submitted on - or after - January 1, 2012. Article Publication Fees may be subject to periodic revisions. The fee applied is the one valid at time of article submission.

Frontiers Institutional Plans

Learn about Frontiers Institutional Plans and how these can facilitate the payment of Article Publishing Fees by clicking here.

Frontiers Waivers

Frontiers is always eager to consider solutions for any barriers to publication. In cases where authors genuinely do not have the means to pay our publishing fees, they can apply for full or partial waivers depending on the financial capability of the corresponding author of the paper. Priority is given to lower income countries, but individual limiting factors affecting the corresponding author are also taken into account. Low income countries are determined based on the following guidelines:

Please email your application to waivers@frontiersin.org, and allow up to a week for Frontiers to review and reply to your request. Authors wishing to apply must do so before, or immediately after, their article is submitted.

What do the fees cover?

  • Frontiers continuously upgrades its advanced IT platform with new functionalities and services for academic publishing.

  • Frontiers covers the publishing costs of all tier-rising articles as well as the review costs of rejected articles.

  • Frontiers employs professional editors to format your manuscript and produce the highest quality HTML and PDF.

  • Frontiers employs XML editors to make your article PubMed-compatible and submits your article to PubMed Central for indexing; furthermore, Frontiers submits your article to citation tracking Internet sites such as Google Scholar, MicroScholar, etc., so that the citation impact of your article can be fully tracked.

  • Frontiers provides the highest possible secure servers and server technology for electronic publication and permanent storage of your articles.

  • Frontiers promotes free dissemination of research and subsidizes publishing costs for those researchers who cannot afford the publishing fee.

  • Frontiers awards annual honoraria to field and specialty chief editors at threshold levels of success of their journals.

  • Frontiers maintains a dynamic and professional team to support all your editorial, IT and marketing needs.

 

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