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Fees and funding

Article-processing charges

Open access publishing is not without costs. Sustainable Earth therefore levies an article-processing charge of £690.00/$990.00/€860.00 for each article accepted for publication, plus VAT or local taxes where applicable.

If the corresponding author's institution participates in our open access membership program, some or all of the publication cost may be covered (more details available on the membership page). We routinely waive charges for authors from low-income countries. For other countries, article-processing charge waivers or discounts are granted on a case-by-case basis to authors with insufficient funds. Authors can request a waiver or discount during the submission process. For further details, see our article-processing charge page.

BMC provides a free open access funding support service to help authors discover and apply for article processing charge funding. Visit our OA funding and policy support page to view our list of research funders and institutions that provide funding for APCs, and to learn more about our email support service.

News

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • Speed
    144 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
    118 days to first decision for all manuscripts
    264 days from submission to acceptance
    33 days from acceptance to publication

    Usage 
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    89 mentions

  • Tree

    In collaboration with Earth Day Network's Canopy ProjectSustainable Earth donates one tree for every completed peer review report in the journal.