Article Processing Charges

Research Trend is an independent publisher of open access, online, peer-reviewed journals covering a wide range of academic disciplines. This is made possible by an article-processing charge (APC) that covers professional copy editing; for efficient and thorough peer review; for immediate publication quickly upon acceptance; for the article to be freely and for universally accessible as online.

The APC, payable when your manuscript is editorially accepted. The APC payable for an article is agreed as part of the manuscript submission process.

The price of journals is based on the type of the journals. Different journals own different charges. For low-income countries, article-processing charge Waivers or Discounts are granted on a case-by-case basis to authors with insufficient funds.

Why do Research Trend journals have article processing charges?

Research Trend publishes all its journals in full open access format. The scientific community and the general public can unlimitedly and immediately access all content published in our journals for free as soon as it is published on the Internet. This means that Research Trend does not have any income from selling online versions of its journals. Research Trend is committed to keep its open access publication charges at a minimum level.

Therefore, by collecting Article Processing Charge from authors' institutes or research funding bodies, Science Publishing Group is able to cover the various publishing services:

  • Editorial work: peer review, administrative support, commissioning content, journal development.
  • Technical infrastructure and innovation: development, maintenance and operation of online journal system and websites.
  • Production of articles: formatting and mark-up of articles and inclusion in indexing services.
  •   Marketing of journal and content: making sure readers and authors know about the work published in the title.
  • Customer service: responding to authors and readers.

Are reprints of my article included in the article processing charges (APC)? -No.

Article processing charges (APC) do not entitle the authors to receive reprints of their published article. Reprints can be ordered separately and optionally for any article that has been published in a Research Trend journal. To request an offer for reprints of an article, please send an e-mail to researchtrend09@gmail.com