Comparison of Chemistry Central's article-processing charges with those of other publishers

Chemistry Central's standard Article Processing Charge (APC) is £1115 - see our Article Processing Charge FAQ for full details. Chemistry Central's APCs compare very favorably with those of other publishers, as shown below:

Publisher/Journal Article-processing charge $US equivalent Submission fee? Immediately available through PubMed Central? Open access license allowing redistribution and reuse?
     
Chemistry Central
Typical Chemistry Central journal £1,115-£1,475 ~$1,755-$2,321 - tick tick
American Chemical Society
ACS AuthorChoice $3,000 base fee (Discounts for ACS members and researchers at subscribing institutions) $3,000 - No yes
(Excludes commercial reuse)
American Society for Clinical Investigation
Journal of Clinical Investigation Regular articles & technical advances charged at $0.26 per word, brief reports $2,500. Additional $175 per figure, $75 per table + $300 for supplemental data Regular articles & technical advances charged at $0.26 per word. Brief reports $2,500, additional charges $175 per figure, $75 per table + $300 for supplemental data $75
American Society for Microbiology
mBio $3,000 for research articles and $1,500 for observation and opinions & hypotheses + $285 supplemental material fees (Non-Members) $3,000 for research articles and $1,500 for observation and opinions & hypotheses + $285 supplemental material fees (Non-Members) -
(Excludes commercial reuse)
American Physiological Society
Author Choice program Research article $2,000 & review article $3,000 Research article $2,000 & review article $3,000 $50
BMJ Publishing Group
BMJ (Flagship journal) £3,000 (exclusive of VAT where applicable) ~$4,600 (exclusive of VAT where applicable) -
(Excludes commercial reuse)
BMJ Journals Unlocked £1,950 (exclusive of VAT where applicable) + £250 colour figure charge per article ~$3,000 (exclusive of VAT where applicable) + ~$380 colour figure charge per article -
(Articles are immediately deposited in PMC)
 
 (Excludes
 commercial
 reuse)
BMJ Open £1,350 (exclusive of VAT where applicable) ~$2,000 (exclusive of VAT where applicable) -
(Articles are immediately deposited in PMC)

(Excludes commercial reuse)
BRILL
Brill Open Articles €2,000 / $2,800 $2,800
-
(Excludes commercial reuse)
Brill Open Journals €1,200 / $1,680 for selected journals supported by Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research NOW for 2013 $1,680 for selected journals supported by Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research NOW for 2013 -
Cambridge University Press
Cambridge Open Option £1,695
+ color/page charges may be applied to print versions
$2,700
+ color/page charges may be applied to print versions
-
(Authors have the right to deposit in PubMed Central)

(Excludes commercial reuse)
Cell Press
Cell Reports $5,000 $5,000 -
Co-Action Publishing
Co-Action Publishing €233-€1,250 + pages charges if article >7-10 pages $305 - $1,650 + pages charges if article >7-10 pages -
(Only if explicitly required by funder)

(Excludes commercial reuse)
The Company of Biologists
The Company of Biologists £2,000 $3,000 -
(If research is funded by NIH, Wellcome Trust, HHMI, UK MRC)

(Excludes commercial reuse)
Elsevier
Sponsored Article program $500-$5,000 $500-$5,000 -
(Of final document used to generate the published journal article)
Hindawi
Typical Hindawi journal $0-$1,500 $0-$1,500 -
Journal of Medical Internet Research
Journal of Medical Internet Research
(PDFs available for free only to paid members)
$1,900
+ optional $450 fast track fee. Grant proposals and research protocols (now published in our new spin-off journal JMIR Research Protocols) which are already peer-reviewed (review reports must be submitted) $ 950
$1,900
+ optional $450 fast track fee. Grant proposals and research protocols (now published in our new spin-off journal JMIR Research Protocols) which are already peer-reviewed (review reports must be submitted) $ 950
$90 for regular papers and $500 for protocol/grant proposal review
(Excludes PDFs)
Journal of Neuroscience
Journal of Neuroscience Open Choice (JoN) $1,035 for regular manuscripts and $535 for Brief communications publication fee. The Open Choice fee in addition to the publication charges is $2,655 for Regular Manuscripts and $1,330 for Brief Communications. (JoN) $1,035 for regular manuscripts and $535 for Brief communications publication fee. The Open Choice fee in addition to the publication charges is $2,655 for Regular Manuscripts and $1,330 for Brief Communications.
(After six months,
excludes commercial reuse)
Maney Publishing
Humanities & Social Science Journals £500 $800 -
(Only if explicitly required by funder)

(Excludes commercial reuse)
Science, Technical & Medical Journals £1,250 $2,000 -
(Only if explicitly required by funder)

(Excludes commercial reuse)
National Academy of Sciences
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences $1,350 $1,350 -
Nature Publishing Group
Selected journals published by NPG £2,915-£3,150
+ additional charges
$4,800-$5,200
+ additional charges
-
(Upon author request)

(Excludes commercial reuse)
Molecular Systems Biology $3,900 (Research articles and reports) $900 (Correspondences) $500 (Correspondences not evaluated) $3,900 (Research articles and reports) $900 (Correspondences) $500 (Correspondences not evaluated) -
(Upon author request)
 
 (Excludes
 commercial
 reuse
Nature Communications £2,915-£3,150 $4,800-$5,200 -
(Upon author request)

(Excludes commercial reuse)
EMBO Journal $3,900
(+ VAT where applicable)
$3,900
(+ VAT where applicable)
-
(Upon author request)

(Excludes commercial reuse)
Oxford University Press
Nucleic Acids Research £1,420 + £100/$150 per page from 10th page $2,770 + £100/$150 per page from 10th page -
(Excludes commercial reuse)
Oxford Open journals £1,000-£2,500
+ color and page charges
£1,000-£2,500
+ color and page charges
-
(Excludes commercial reuse)
Public Library of Science
PLoS Biology, PLoS Medicine $2,900 $2,900 -
PLoS Pathogens, PLoS Computational Biology, PLoS Genetics, PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases $2,250 $2,250 -
PLoS One $1,350 $1,350 -
Royal Society
EXiS Open Choice $1,400 $2,380 -
Open Biology £1,200 $1,932 -
Royal Society of Chemistry
RSC Open Science £1,000-£2,500
(Depending on article type)
£1,000-£2,500
(Depending on article type)
-
(Upon author request)
SAGE
SAGE choice £Free-£1,600 £Free-$3,000 -
(Excludes commercial reuse)
SAGE Open Medical Case Reports Open Access Open Access -
SAGE Open Medicine Open Access Open Access -
Springer
OpenChoice $3,000
(+ color print and page charges)
$3,000
(+ color print and page charges)
-
(Where within scope of PubMed Central)
Typical SpringerOpen journal £418-£1,256 $665-$1,996 -
(Where within scope of PubMed Central)
SpringerPlus £725 $1,110 -
(Where within scope of PubMed Central)
Taylor & Francis
Open Select $500-$1,750 $500-$1,750 -
(Excludes derivative works and commercial reuse)
Taylor & Francis Open $500-$1,750 $500-$1,750 -
Wiley-Blackwell
Online Open $3,000 $3,000 -
(Excludes commercial reuse)
Typical Wiley open access journal £472-£1,887 $750-$3,000 -
(Excludes commercial reuse)
     


Notes

  • Many publishers (including BioMed Central) offer discounts to institutional subscribers / Members.
  • The prices listed in this table were last updated on 20 March 2013. Please contact info@biomedcentral.com with any updates or corrections.
  • Some open access journals (including several from BioMed Central) charge no article-processing charges to authors, but cover their costs in other ways - e.g. some are directly supported by a host institution. The table above lists only journals where article-processing charges are the primary form of support.
  • The column headed "Open access license allowing redistribution and reuse?" indicates whether a Creative Commons or similar license is used, granting universal rights of redistribution and reuse for the official final version of the article.
  • The prices above do not take into account taxes where they may be applicable.