Do I have to pay in Sang Pencerah Journal?
Article Submission: Free of Charge
Article Processing/Publishing Charges (APC): 50 USD
The APC includes:
- Registration of DOI for each article
- Two Similarity Check Results with Turnitin (one at the start during internal review and one at the end of the article's peer review process). The results will be sent to the corresponding author
- Delivery of hardcopy (1 Copy) to the corresponding author by request
- Shipping Costs (Indonesia)
APC is free for article submission of authors from a minimum of three different countries.
Fast Track Review: 70 USD (Optional)
When do I have to pay and how do I pay?
If the manuscript has been accepted for copyediting process, email@example.com will contact the corresponding author to transfer the required amount.
After payment confirmation, the corresponding author will receive the Letter of Acceptance (LoA) for publication and the free-access link to the article. The link can be shared with co-authors and colleagues, and posted on the authors’ personal or institutional webpages.
Can I reduce my publication fee?
Yes, you can reduce the amount you have to pay if you apply for a waiver or discount which are available only if the author(s) are based in developing countries (list is provided below). You must declare reasonable reasons for a waiver or discount in the comments to the Editor box during your submission, otherwise your application will be considered as a normal submission if it is not asked in this stage.
Applying for a waiver or discount will not affect the article submission's review results.
Waivers and Discounts
Both options are available to authors once their articles are accepted and are entering the production stage. Authors may apply for waivers and discounts for a maximum of two times.
To ensure that editorial decisions are not influenced by authors' capability to pay publishing fees, it is Sang Pencerah Journal's policy that editors of open access journals are not involved in correspondence with authors regarding payment of Article Publication Charges (APCs).
In addition to the Research4Life countries listed below, some journals may offer additional waiver initiatives for APCs. These additional APC waivers will be managed by the editors and may be discussed with them.
Corresponding authors based in the following countries are eligible to receive an automatic waiver for APCs when publishing in Sang Pencerah journal. The automatic waiver system will be managed by administrative staff not involved in decisions regarding article acceptance.
Automatic waivers will only be applied if the corresponding author requests a waiver at the payment stage.
Corresponding authors based in the following countries are eligible to apply for 30-50% discount on APCs when publishing in a Sang Pencerah journal.
Discounts can only be applied if the corresponding author selects to pay directly or arrange for payment at the payment stage.
Fast Track Journal Consideration
Our goal is to provide the research community with quick and immediate access to recently completed research works in various research areas that are rapidly developing with great potential impact. Fast track journals are crucial for research articles that are exceptionally important and requires urgent dissemination, or where there is a funding policy reason for urgent publication. Fast track is considered the best way to disseminate an outstanding article that reports important and timely developments.
Fast track publication service is provided to shorten the time to decision and publication. The entire peer review can be done within 4 weeks and the article shall be published within 2 days post acceptance as Article in Press. If you wish to use fast track publication service, please submit your manuscript and write to the editor in chief with manuscript ID at firstname.lastname@example.org
The charge has to be paid with submission of the article. Please mention in the Editor's Box (during Submission) that you would like to use this route in order to receive the invoice.
Article Withdrawal Fee
Check the journal's withdrawal policy if authors wish to withdraw the manuscript.