Article processing charges
All articles published in our journals are visible on our website immediately upon publication. The APC, payable when your manuscript is editorially accepted and before publication, is charged to either you, or your funder, institution or employer.
Who is responsible for making or arranging the payment?
As the corresponding author of the manuscript you are responsible for making or arranging the payment (for instance, via your institution) upon editorial acceptance of the manuscript.
At which stage is the amount I will need to pay fixed?
The APC payable for an article is agreed upon during the manuscript submission process. The agreed charge will not change, regardless of any change to the journal’s APC.
When and how do I pay?
Upon editorial acceptance of an article, the corresponding author (you) will be notified that payment is due. We advise prompt payment as we are unable to publish accepted articles until payment has been received.
Payment can be made by any of the following methods:
- Credit card – payment can be made via credit card as soon as the manuscript has been editorially accepted. We will we send a receipt by email once payment has been processed.
- Bank Transfer.
What is your APC refund policy?
APCs will not be refunded when articles are retracted as a result of author error or misconduct.
No refund or credit will be offered in the following circumstances:
Article retraction: Biolife has provided full publishing services and is only able to recoup this investment through the APC. The later retraction of the article does not detract from the publishing services provided or from our ongoing maintenance of the scientific record, e.g. archiving in perpetuity.
Article removal: In rare cases where articles are removed completely after acceptance for publication, we will not refund or credit an APC. This is because Biolife has provided publishing services and is only able to recoup this investment through the APC. The later removal of the article does not detract from this investment and is typically for reasons beyond our control.
Delays resulting from editorial decisions or author changes: These are a standard part of the publishing process.
Circumstances beyond our control: This may include, for example, where natural or other disasters prevent us from fulfilling our obligations.