Discounts or cancellations of APCs are also available to authors from low-income countries. To do this, contact the Editor-in-Chief (

For authors from low- and middle-income countries, financial assistance may be granted case-by-case basis. The Editor-in-Chief assesses applications submitted before article submission based on the quality of the research article and the authors' ability to pay.

The request for financial assistance is considered only when it is made at the article's submission time. Any request regarding the same after processing of article will be declined.