Publication fees

  • Article Processing Charges
  • Article Submission Charges
  • Text changes after layout
  • Invoicing (if applicable)
  • Funding body agreements
  • Waiver of APC & ASC
  • Publication fee policy

Article Processing Charges (APC)

The journal is funded by AOSIS. Until further notice no APC will be charged to publish in the journal.

Article Submission Charges (ASC)

ASC does not apply.

Text changes after layout

Authors will be given the opportunity to revise and approve the text of the accepted manuscript in the final phase of copy-editing. After author approval the manuscript will go to design layout.

The author will be asked to proofread the final galleys before going to publishing. Proofreading is intended to correct typesetting mistakes and not to introduce new changes to the text; such changes will require new layout of the pages. If new changes are introduced at this final proofreading stage, the publisher will charge a Galley Change Fee (GCF) to the author, based on the cost incurred to make such changes. 

The GCF for this journal is R450.00 [excluding VAT] per hour.

Invoicing (if applicable)

Only one invoice shall be issued per article (no splitting of invoices) in order to expedite publication and keep costs to a minimum. All amounts are due within 30 days from invoicing. Payment can be made by Credit Card and Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT). The article will only be published once full payment has been received. If payment is done by EFT from a non-South African bank account, the author will be responsible for any bank transfer charges at the time of the transaction. In all cases a receipt will be sent by email once payment has been received. Learn how to make a payment.

Funding body agreements

AOSIS complies with the requirements of funding bodies such as the Wellcome Trust and the National Research Foundation, to help authors comply with their open access terms.

Waiver of APC & ASC

No waiver applies since no APCs or ASCs apply.

Publication fee policy

The journal adheres to our publication fee policy, which includes our reimbursement policy.