General Information on APC
Highlights of Science follows the gold open access model to publish its journals. All the contents published in Highlights of Science journals are immediately accessible free of charge. Meanwhile, authors retain the copyright to their work. All articles are published under a Creative Commons (CC BY 4.0) license.
Discount on APCs
Highlights of Science will issue discount vouchers to reviewers who submit good peer-review reports in a timely manner. They can use these discount vouchers for their next submissions to any of the Highlights of Science journals to finally help them get a reduced APC.
Authors from low-income countries may discuss with the editorial office to apply for potential waivers/discounts before submitting their articles. Highlights of Science has the discretion in regard to whether waivers or discounts can be granted.
Highlights of Science does not authorize third parties to issue and/or collect APCs.
Payment should be made directly to Highlights of Science.
Authors need to pay extra cost, e.g., if they choose to pay the invoice by wire transfers, so that Highlights of Science receives the full invoiced amount.
Authors from Spain will have the local Value Added Tax (VAT) added to their invoices.
Please consult us before paying the invoice if you have any questions.