APC Waivers and Discounts Policy

Journal of Pure and Applied Microbiology (JPAM), an open-access journal, require article processing charges (APCs) to be paid following acceptance. To help support researchers, JPAM offers a discounted APC to the corresponding authors only based in a country which the World Bank classifies as a low-income or lower-middle-income country.

In addition, JPAM also provides its reviewers with a 20% discount on the APCs and a full waiver to its editors and board members for one manuscript publication per year if it is submitted as a corresponding author.

Moreover, any APC fee waivers and discounts requests from authors will be considered on a case-by-case basis and may be granted in cases of financial need. All discretionary APC waivers and discounts applications should be made prior to the manuscript submission; requests made during the review process or after acceptance will not be considered.

Journal of Pure and Applied Microbiology (JPAM) reserves the right to approve or reject any waiver application. The decision will be communicated to the corresponding author within one week after receiving the request.

Fee waiver or discount applications should be emailed to [email protected] along with the following details:

  • Name and complete affiliation of the corresponding author and all the co-authors along with their ORCID iD, if available.
  • Manuscript Title and Abstract.
  • Funding status.
  • Reason for requesting a fee waiver.