Article processing charge. An article processing charge (APC), also known as a publication fee, is a fee which is charged to authors to make a work available open access in either an open access journal.
Farname publishes journal articles under two separate business models:
- Subscription articles whose publication is funded by payments that are made by subscribing individuals or institutions.
- Open access articles whose publication is funded by payments that are made by authors, their institution or funding bodies, commonly known as Article Publishing Charges (APCs).
Article Publishing Charges (APCs)
Irrespective of the publishing model chosen by the author, our goal is to ensure articles are published as quickly as possible, subject to appropriate quality controls, and widely disseminated. Where an author has chosen to publish open access, which typically involves the upfront payment of an article publishing charge (APC), we will also make their article immediately and freely available upon publication on Science Direct, in perpetuity, with the author’s chosen user license attached to it. farname’s APC prices are set on a per journal basis, fees range between c$150 and c$5000 US Dollars with prices clearly displayed on journal homepages.
Adjustments in Farname’s APC prices are under regular review and are subject to change. We set APC prices based on the following criterion which is applied to open access articles only:
- Journal impact factor;
- The journal’s editorial and technical processes;
- Competitive considerations;
- Market conditions;
- Other revenue streams associated with the journal.
A small percentage of titles may also support more than one APC, for example when a journal supports one or more article types that require different APCs. Variations* in pricing will be clearly displayed on journal homepages.