Article processing charge

JCTR will adopt an article processing charge (APC) of USD 1000 for the publication of an accepted article submitted on or after August 1, 2022 (starting 9 am CET). Upon acceptance of a manuscript, authors will be asked to pay the APC, which will release their manuscript for publication.

Payment method

Payment shall be made via wire transfer to the publisher. Details will be provided on an official invoice upon acceptance of the manuscript. 

APC waivers and discounts

We encourage authors to publish their papers with JCTR and do not wish the APC cost to become a barrier, especially to authors based in the lowest and lower middle-income countries/regions as defined by the World Bank. 

Authors from the countries/regions listed below are encouraged to use the discount rate/waiver offered by the publisher:

Low-income countries to receive full APC waiver:

AfghanistanBurkina FasoBurundi
Central African RepublicChadCongo, Dem. Rep
Sierra LeoneSomaliaSouth Sudan
Syrian Arab RepublicTogoUganda
Yemen, Rep.Zambia

Lower to middle-income countries to receive 50% APC discount:

BhutanBoliviaCabo Verde
Congo, Rep.Côte d'IvoireDjibouti
El SalvadorEswatiniGhana
KiribatiKyrgyz RepublicLao PDR
LesothoMauritaniaMicronesia, Fed. Sts.
NepalNicaraguaPapua New Guinea
SamoaSão Tomé and PrincipeSenegal
Solomon IslandSri LankaTajikistan
West Bank and GazaZimbabwe

Request from authors of other countries/regions due to financial needs will be evaluated case-by-case. All such applications should be made upon manuscript submission in the form of a cover letter. Please include following details in the letter:

- Your name and institution with full address details

- Title of your paper

- Country of residence of all co-authors 

- Reason for applying for an APC discount or waiver