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Article Processing Charges (APC) Information

  1. Why does Kowsar have article processing charges (APC) for publishing in its journals?
  2. How much does Kowsar charge for its different journals (Acceptance Fee or AF)?
  3. How can I avoid the English editing surcharge?
  4. Which article types are published free of charge?
  5. How can I transfer funds to Kowsar?
  6. Does Kowsar offer any discounts on the article processing charges (APC)?
  7. Do I have to pay if my manuscript is rejected?
  8. Are reprints of my article included in the article processing charges (APC)?
  9. Fast-Track Review Fee (FTF)
  10. Premium Publishing Fee (PF)

Why does Kowsar have article processing charges (APC) for publishing in its journals?

Kowsar publishes all its journals in full open access format. The scientific community and the general public can unlimitedly and immediately access all content published in our journals for free as soon as it is published on the Internet. This means that Kowsar does not have any income from selling subscriptions to print or online versions of its journals or from charging "pay-per-view" fees. Therefore, Kowsar needs to defray its editorial and production costs by collecting article processing charges (APC) from authors' institutes or research funding bodies. Kowsar is committed to keep its open access publication charges at a minimum level. Already now, Kowsar's charges—if calculated per page—are much lower than the revenues per published page that traditional, subscription-based academic publishers can generate.
Paying the article processing charge in an Open Access journal is a replacement with the normal subscription charges used by most journals and allows journals to make the full text of every published article freely available to all interested readers.

 

How much does Kowsar charge for its different journals?

The amount of article processing charges (APC) for different journals is given in the table below. The basic article processing charges (APC) cover editorial service and production of an article. A separate English editing charge will be applied to articles that require extensive English language editing or formatting. Non-native English speaking colleagues are encourage to use a professional English editing service before submission of a manuscript. Usually the publication in the first volume of newly launched journal is free of charge.

Journal Name Basic APC Fast Track Premium Publishing

· Hepatitis Monthly ##
(Since 23 October 2012)

1) Long Articles (Research Article, Review Article, etc): 1000 $ (15,000,000 IRR)

2) Short Articles (Letter, Case Report, Brief, etc): 500 $ (7,500,000 IRR) **

No Charge

No charge ***

· Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal
(Since 15 November 2012)

 

1) Long Articles (Research Article, Review Article, etc): 300 $ (4,500,000 IRR)

2) Short Articles (Letter, Case Report, Brief, etc): 150 $ (2,250,000 IRR) **

plus 200 $ (3,000,000 IRR)

plus 350 $ (5,250,000 IRR)

· Nephro-Urology Monthly

1) Long Articles (Research Article, Review Article, etc): 300 $ (4,500,000 IRR)

2) Short Articles (Letter, Case Report, Brief, etc): 150 $ (2,250,000 IRR) **

plus 200 $ (3,000,000 IRR) plus 350 $ (5,250,000 IRR)

· Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
(Since 29 April 2013)

1) Long Articles (Research Article, Review Article, etc): 500 $ (7,500,000 IRR)

2) Short Articles (Letter, Introduction, Editorial, etc): 300 $ (4,500,000 IRR) **
200 $ (3,000,000 IRR) plus 350 $ (5,250,000 IRR)

· International Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism

no charge **

not available No charge ***

· Iranian Journal of Radiology
(Since 30 October 2012)

1) Long Articles (Research Article, Review Article, etc): 300 $ (4,500,000 IRR)

2) Short Articles (Letter, Case Report, Brief, etc): 150 $ (2,250,000 IRR) **

plus 300 $ (4,500,000 IRR)

plus 350 $ (5,250,000 IRR)

· Jundishapur Journal of Microbiology
(Since 28 October 2012)

1) Long Articles (Research Article, Review Article, etc): 300 $ (4,500,000 IRR)

2) Short Articles (Letter, Case Report, Brief, etc): 150 $ (2,250,000 IRR) **

not available

 

plus 350 $ (5,250,000 IRR)

· Trauma Monthly

1) Long Articles (Research Article, Review Article, etc): 300 $ (4,500,000 IRR)

2) Short Articles (Letter, Case Report, Brief, etc): 150 $ (2,250,000 IRR) **
not available plus 350 $ (5,250,000 IRR)

· Quran & Medicine

no charge **

not available No charge ***

· Islam Lifestyle

no charge **

not available No charge ***
·SCIMETR: Interntional Journal of Science

no charge **

not available No charge ***
· International Journal of Enteric Pathogens

no charge **

not available No charge ***

· Iranian Journal of Biotechnology

(Since 16 May 2013)

no charge ** 200 $ (3,000,000 IRR) No charge ***

· Minimally Invasive Surgical Sciences

no charge ** No charge Plus 350 $ (5,250,000 IRR)
** A page limit of 30 manuscript pages applies for the English editing service. Manuscripts with more than 30 pages will be charged per 1000 words starting at page 31 (the first 30 pages are free).
*** Hepatitis Monthly has no Premium Publication service since it is an online journal which publishes all accepted articles per month.
# All price are shown exclusive tax rate. Tax rate could be 6-25% based on the country.
## The prices include English Editing Costs. If you have already edited your manuscript in one of the mentioned companies, 100-200 $ will be decreased. To apply for this exclusion, email us to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

How can I avoid the English editing surcharge?

To avoid the English editing surcharge, we recommend that non-native English speaking authors send their manuscripts to a professional English editing service prior to the submission of their manuscript to Kowsar journals. We recommend the below listed manuscript editing services. These language editing services will issue a certificate to attest that authors used their services to improve the language and style of their manuscript. The certificate should be included alongside the submission. Authors of articles submitted to Kowsar journals benefit from a one-time 10% discount on Kowsar's fees or a 15% discount on Manuscriptedit's fees. Simply follow the below links to make use of the referral discount. Authors from developing countries are encouraged to register with AuthorAid, a global research community that provides networking, mentoring, resources and training for researchers in developing countries.

 
 
   

 

Which article types are published free of charge?

Editorial items (Editorials, Corrections, Additions, Retractions, Book Reviews and Books Received etc.) are published free of charge. Article processing charges (APC) are only applied to primary content: research articles, reviews and mini reviews, communications, short notes, etc.

 

How can I transfer funds to Kowsar?

To pay the fees, sign in to the journal website and follow the wizard under your manuscript in the Authorial Area. Normally, the authors are allowed to pay the invoice only after "Acceptance". When an article is accepted for publishing, an invoice will be generated and sent to the author via the journal online system.

If you want to pay other charges like FTF or PPC, kindly send us an official email including details to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

International payments can be done via Paypal with your credit cards (Visa, Master Card, etc.). Bank payments can also be done using IBAN and BIC number of the company. To send the fees manually via the bank account, request us to send you more information via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

Does Kowsar offer any discounts on the article processing charges (APC)?

Kowsar does not offer any discounts on its article processing charges (APC) for regular submissions. However, Kowsar publishes selected articles invited by the Editorial Office for free. In some cases Kowsar offers a discount to reviewers of some journals to thank them for their services or to previous authors to thank them for their loyalty.

 

Do I have to pay if my manuscript is rejected?

No. Kowsar only sends the invoice for article processing charges (APC) if and once a manuscript is accepted for publication. The acceptance of a manuscript is based on the outcome of the peer-review procedure. The final decision as to whether a manuscript is accepted for publication or rejected will be taken by an external editor (usually the Editor-in-Chief of a journal or the Guest Editor of a special issue) based on scientific merit.

 

Are reprints of my article included in the article processing charges (APC)?

No. Article processing charges (APC) do not entitle the authors to receive reprints of their published article. Reprints can be ordered separately and optionally for any article that has been published in a Kowsar journal. To request an offer for reprints of an article, please visit the website of the article you would like to reprint and follow the "Order Reprint" link or send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

Fast-Track Review Fee (FTF)

Authors sometimes have to meet publication deadlines, e.g. for promotion & tenure or thesis defense, grant proposals, spending of research funds before a certain deadline, publication of follow-up papers, or because the findings are deemed important.

To facilitate a speedy turn-around when a rapid decision is required, Kowsar offers a review model in which selected peer reviewers may be paid to deliver high-quality and speedy peer-review reports. This is entirely optional - if you do not wish to pay for a fast-track peer review process, just submit your paper normally as described before in the instruction for authors. If you opt for fast-track review, you are guaranteed:

  1. a rapid editorial decision and peer-review comments within 3 weeks (plus any additional holidays within that period) after submission and payment of the fee

How to order FTF?

In order to take advantage of this, authors must pay a non-refundable fast-track fee (FTF). This can be done any time after submission. The FTF should be paid using journal website and under each submission ID. To use this sevice: Sign in to the journal website using your account > Go to Authorial Area > Go to View Manuscripts > Follow Pay Fast Track Fee and Pay it. If you have any question regarding FTF, ask the journal admin via info@[journal domian].com or ask us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . We now also allow authors to expedite the submission at any time during the peer-review process. We reserve the right to refund the fast-track fee and process the manuscript in the regular submission track if we are unable to meet the deadline due to a delayed peer-review report or other issues beyond our control.

 

Premium Publishing Fee (PF)

The accepted articles go to the waiting list for publishing and based on a timely manner plan will be published. If a speedy publication process is required, Kowsar offers a Premium publishing model in which selected acepted articles may be paid to publish at the first possible issue. This is entirely optional - if you do not wish to pay for a premium publishing process, your article will be published based on the normal editorial selection.
If you opt for premium publishing, you are guaranteed:

  1. publication of your paper in one of the earliest coming issue after payment of the fee.

How to order PF?

In order to take advantage of this, authors must pay a non-refundable Premium Publishing Charge (PF). The PF should be paid using journal website and under each submission ID. To use this sevice: Sign in to the journal website using your account > Go to Authorial Area > Go to View Manuscripts > Follow Pay Publishing Fee and Pay it. If you have any question regarding PF, ask the journal admin via info@[journal domian].com or ask us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . We reserve the right to refund the fee and process the article in the regular publishing track if we are unable to meet the deadline due to a delayed publishing or other issues beyond our control.

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