Public Science Framework Journals are Open Access. Open access, enabling far greater distribution of an author's work than the traditional subscription-based publishing model, allows all interested readers to view, download, print, and redistribute any article without a subscription, which can greatly increase the impact of their work. There is hence no income at Public Science Framework that comes from selling any forms of subscriptions to this electronic version of journal or from pay-per-view fees. In order to cover the costs induced by editorial procedures, routine operation of the journals, processing of manuscripts through peer-reviews, and the provision and maintenance of a publication infrastructure, the publication costs of an article are paid from an author's research budget, or by their supporting institution, in the form of Article Processing Charges. These Article Processing Charges replace subscription charges and allow publishers to make the full-text of every published article freely available to all interested readers.
The original APC for papers submitted to the journal is 270 USD. From September 1, 2016 to November 30, 2016, authors can enjoy 40% discount for papers submitted to all journals. That’s to say, authors need to pay 162 USD for each paper submitted to the journal.
Article-processing charges pay for:
1. Editorial procedures
2. Immediate, worldwide open access to the full article text
3. Processing of manuscripts through peer-reviews
4. Preparation in various formats for online publication
5. Enabling electronic citation in other journals that are available electronically
6. Routine operation of the journals
7. The provision and maintenance of a publication infrastructure
Payment can be made by any of the following methods:
Preferred mode of Payment is to pay via - PayPal, or wire transfer
Payment procedure will be notified to the author through e-mail after the successful review process. Prompt payment is advised as the article will not be published until payment is received. Payment by wire transfer carries an administrative surcharge of $20. When paying online by PayPal, a receipt will be sent by email once payment has been processed; when paying by wire transfer, please send your payment receipt to the email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
. Receipts upon payment of an invoice are available on request.