We are committed to providing open access to all articles published, which are available online immediately upon publication. To support this, we charge an article-processing charge (APC) that covers a range of publishing services we provide, including the provision of online tools for editors and authors, article production and hosting, liaison with abstracting and indexing services, and customer services. The APC is payable by authors, their funders, institutions or employers upon editorial acceptance of their manuscript and prior to publication.
Payments can be made through any of the following methods:
1. Wire transfer - Authors can make the APC payment directly to the Publisher; please find the relevant banking information below:
Account Name: ACCSCIENCE PUBLISHING PTE.LTD
Bank Name: The Currency Cloud Limited
Bank Address: 12 Steward Street
The Steward Building, London, E1 6FO. GB
United Kingdom (UK)
Bank Account Number: GB07TCCL04140460333766
BIC/SWIFT CODE: TCCLGB3L
We only receive payment in US Dollars (USD).
(Please reference the invoice number in the payment description column to ease the verification process.)
2. PayPal - Authors who wish to pay with credit cards may consider making APC payments via the PayPal links given in the invoice.
Time to receive notification of payment of APC：
An APC invoice will be sent to the authors after their manuscripts have been accepted. Articles will only be published after the APCs have been paid.
Authors are required to clear the APC payment before the invoice is due (generally, an APC invoice is due within 14 days after issuance). Typically, the invoice will be addressed to the corresponding author(s). In any cases that the payer’s details should be amended, please inform our editors via email.
APC waivers may be granted at the sole discretion of the Publisher. AccScience Publishing will consider such requests from authors on a case-by-case basis.
Please write to the editorial office to inquire about the APC waivers while making the new submissions. Nevertheless, authors are advised to ensure they have sufficient funds to cover the APC prior to making new submissions as APC waivers are not commonly granted.
APC Refund Policy：
AccScience Publishing will refund the paid APC if an article fails to be published due to an error made by the publisher. The paid APC will only be refunded if a correction to the error is not executed within 30 days of publication.
Please contact the editor if an error requiring our immediate attention surfaces (email@example.com).
APCs will not be refunded if articles are retracted due to the author’s error or misconduct.
In the event that authors insist to withdraw a submission on unethical and unreasonable grounds, a submission withdrawal fee at 30% of the prevailing Article Processing Charge will be levied on the authors. In general, the editors of AccScience Publishing consider the following *unethical and unreasonable reasons* of withdrawing a submission:
- Unaware of the Article Processing Charge payable after paper acceptance (or reluctant to pay Article Processing Charge).Authors are advised to find out the publication fees associated with the journal before making a decision to submit. It is unethical to submit and proceed with the editorial process for a submission under consideration for publication if authors do not have plans of paying the Article Processing Charge upon acceptance.
- Do not want to make all research data or findings available to the journal.Before a submission is made, authors are responsible to check whether the research data or findings presented in manuscript are compatible with their desired journal and/or type of submission they intend to make. There are no defined criteria as to how much data or findings should be published in a paper but it is our belief that studies in scientific and technological principles take sufficient data to make precise and accurate interpretation from experiments. Thus, it is in authors’ best interest to provide, present and publish all relevant data and findings.
- Wanting to submit to a higher- or lower-impact journal.It’s the authors’ responsibility to vet the journal background before making a decision to submit. Making a submission to the journal is comparable to admitting that the quality and standard of the submission match with that of the journal.