Article Acceptance Charges (APC) Policy

Last Update: 19 June, 2022 | 13:14

List of journals with (+) and without (-) APC

Authors of some specific Brieflands journals need to pay the "Article Processing Charge" after acceptance.  Before submitting a manuscript to our journals, we strongly suggest you consider the last changes in that journal. Other journals (not mentioned in the below table) are "Free of Charges." To read a complete list of our journals, click here.

Why APC?

Brieflands is a publisher of peer-reviewed open access journals. 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. Brieflands does not have any income from selling subscriptions to print or online versions of its journals or charging "pay-per-view" fees. Therefore, Brieflands needs to defray its editorial and production costs by collecting article acceptance fees (APC) from authors' institutes or research funding bodies. Brieflands is committed to keeping its open access publication charges minimum. Already now, Brieflands' 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 replaces the standard subscription charges used by most journals and allows journals to make the full text of every published article freely available to all interested readers.

Online Calculator of APC in Brieflands

Please use the online calculation form to know the exact price of article acceptance charges for a journal.

  • VAT (or BTW) is included in the price.
  • Other costs (including bank transfer costs, etc.) are not included in the price.

Answer the above questions and click on "Calculate".

Total calculated price:


Methods of Payments

There are two methods to pay article acceptance fees:

  • Online Payments (recommended):

We recommend our authors to pay APC online (via the journal website) because it is entirely online with no pending period. To do this, sign in to the journal website and follow the wizard under your manuscript in the Authorial Area. After accepting an article, the "corresponding author" can see "Pay Acceptance Fee."

  • Offline Payments:

Bank payments are also possible using IBAN and BIC numbers of our company. Then, you need to follow "Offline payment" in our journal. Then you can see all the required information about our bank account.

Word Count Policy 

The acceptance fee of an article will be calculated based on the word count of an article. Therefore, we offer different prices depending on the word count. To read more about Brieflands Word Count Policy, please refer here.

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 before submitting their manuscripts to our journals.

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 Brieflands journals benefit from a one-time 15% discount. 

To edit your article, please use this wizard.  (Answer 2 questions, then you will be redirected to one of our Editing centers near to your country.)

Which article types are published free of charge?

Editorial items (Editorials or Retractions) are published free of charge. Article acceptance fees are only applied to other article types. 

Discounts and Waivers Policy

  • For Authors

Brieflands offers waivers and discounts for APC for corresponding authors from low-income countries. Please submit your discount request via our support portal at

  • For Reviewers

We offer special discounts to our reviewers since we want to appreciate their kind efforts. Reviewers with more than 5 complete tasks are eligible to receive 20% discounts. To apply, please get in touch with our support

Cancellation or Refund Policy

We will refund a part or complete APC in specific situations. Please submit your request for a refund via our support portal at