Publication Fee

Bentham OPEN is committed to disseminating research and scholarly publications as widely as possible. It supports the principle that 'the results of research that have been publicly funded should be freely accessible in the public domain’ and therefore it encourages researchers to make their research available through Open Access (OA).

Open access publishing is not without costs. To provide open access, Bentham OPEN journals partly defray the expenses of journal production, and online hosting and archiving from authors and their research sponsors by charging a publication fee for each article they publish. The fees vary by journal.

The Article Processing Charges (APC) for each general article (Irrespective of Research Article, Review Article, Case Study, etc.) published in Bentham OPEN journals is US $1050.

The Article Processing Charges (APC) for articles published in Bentham Open journals within thematic issues is US $690.

Publication Fee for The Open Covid Journal is US $675.

The following special discounts are offered to authors and editorial board members:

  • Authors from developing countries are entitled to 30% discount of their article publication fee submitted to any of the Bentham OPEN journals.
  • Authors from Bentham OPEN member institutes are entitled to 30% discount of their article publication fee submitted to any of the Bentham OPEN journals.
  • All Editors and Editorial Board Members of Bentham OPEN journals are entitled to publish their articles free of charge.
  • Subsequent submissions from the Bentham OPEN authors will receive a discount of US $100 on the total publication charges providing their previous submission did not avail any discount off the listed full author open access fee rate.
  • Waiver and additional discount requests are decided on the basis of the author’s country of origin and quality of the submitted article. Editors and reviewers have no access to whether authors are able to pay; decisions to publish are only based on meeting the editorial criteria.
  • Bentham Open does not charge submission charges.

The publication fee includes the professional copy editing charges. Once the paper is accepted for publication, the author will receive an electronic invoice via email.

Refund Policy

Please remember that requests for waivers or discounts should be made during the initial submission process, not after an article has been accepted. This process is not involving editors, and the ability to pay does not influence editorial decisions. Payment is not required unless and until the author's article is accepted. Articles that have been accepted will not be published until payment has been received. Bentham Science does not refund the Publication Fee once it has been paid.

Publication Fee Refund Policy

Prior to Publication:

If Bentham Science genuinely believes that the article should not be published, we reserve the right to decline publication and refund the Publication Fee.

After Publication:

If Bentham genuinely believes that the article should be retracted or removed from our website, for example, due to a breach of author warranties, we are under no obligation to refund the Publication Fee. The Publication Fee will not be refunded when articles are retracted due to author error or misconduct.

Delays caused by editorial decisions or author changes are a normal part of the publishing process.

Cancellation and Refund Policy:

If author cancel an order for any Product(s) within 14 days of receiving the Product(s), or before we ship the Product(s), any refund will be for the amount author paid for the Product(s), including any basic delivery charge; author will be responsible for any additional delivery costs, such as urgent delivery service, as well as the cost of returning the Product(s) to us.

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