APC Discount & Waiver Policy

All of Journals Era Publications LLC journals are fully open access and require article processing charges (APCs) to be paid following acceptance. To help support researchers who are unable to meet some or all of the costs associated with publishing open access, Journals Era operates a transparent waiver policy. 


Who is eligible for a waiver? 

Corresponding Author from Low Income Countries may be granted up to 75% waiver on APC.

Corresponding Author from Lower Middle-Income Countries may be granted up to 50% waiver on APC.

How to apply for a waiver?

please indicate your eligibility when you submit your article. If you Would like to check your eligibility in advance of submitting, please contact [email protected] 

Low-income Countries-75% APC 

discount Corresponding authors based in the following countries are eligible to receive a 75% discount on APCs* when publishing in a Journals Era Publications LLC.



Afghanistan Albania Angola
Bangladesh Belarus Belize
Benin Bhutan Bosnia and Herzegovia
Burkina Faso Burma Burundi
Cabo Verde Cambodia Cameroon
Central African Republic Chad Comoros
Cook Islands Cuba Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea
Democratic Republic of the Congo Djibouti Dominica
Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Eswatini
Ethiopia Gambia Ghana
Grenada Guinea Guinea-Bissau
Haiti Iran Iraq
Ivory Coast Kenya Kiribati
Kosovo Kyrgyzstan Lao Peoples Democratic Republic
Lesotho Liberia Macedonia
Madagascar Malawi Maldives
Mali Marshall Islands Mauritania
Micronesia (Federated States of) Montenegro Mozambique
Nauru Nepal Nicaragua
Niger Niue Papua New Guinea
Republic of Moldova Rwanda Saint Helena
Saint Lucia Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Samoa
Sao Tome and Principe Senegal Serbia
Sierra Leone Solomon Islands Somalia
South Sudan Sudan Suriname
Syrian Arab Republic Tajikistan Timor-Leste
Togo Tokelau Tonga
Tunisia Tuvalu Uganda
United Republic of Tanzania Vanuatu Yemen
Zambia Zimbabwe

Lower Middle-Income Countires-50% APC discount 

Corresponding authors based in the following countries are eligible to receive a 50% discount on APCs* when publishing in a Journals Era Publications LLC.

Algeria Antigua and Barbuda Armenia
Azerbaijan Bolivia(Plurinational State of) Botswana
Colombia Ecuador Egypt
El Salvador Fiji Gabon
Georgia Guatemala Guyana
Honduras Jamaica Jordan
Lebanon Libya Mauritius
Mongolia Morocco Namibia
Nigeria North Macedonia Pakistan
Palau Paraguay Peru
Saint Kitts and Nevis Seychelles Sri Lanka
Ukraine Uzbekistan Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
Viet Nam West Bank and Gaza Strip