Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Submission: 0 (IDR)
Authors are not required to pay an Article Submission Fee as part of the submission process.

Article Publication Cost (APC): 250.000 (IDR) or 25 (USD) for articles with a single author.
For multi-authorship articles (with more than one author), an additional 100.000 (IDR)/10 (USD) is charged per additional author.

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If your submitted paper is accepted for publication, you will be asked to pay the APC to cover publication costs.

Fast-Track: 500.000 (IDR) or 50 (USD)
With the payment of this fee (not APC included), the review process, editorial decision, and author notification are guaranteed to take place within 4 weeks. Kindly contact the editorial staff to discuss the track.

This publication fee will not affect the editor's decision to accept or reject the article. If the manuscript is declared accepted for publication, the author will receive a Letter of Acceptance (LoA) with complete information to pay the fee.

Fee Waiver

Waivers or discounts to reduce article publishing charges (APCs) for open access articles are available to:

  • corresponding authors with primary affiliations based in countries defined by the World Bank as Low-Income Economies, who can apply for a 100% APC waiver; or
  • corresponding authors with primary affiliations based in countries defined by the World Bank as Lower-Middle-Income Economies, who can apply for a 50% discount on the normal APC.

Please note that changes made to these lists by the World Bank each July can take a short period of time to be reflected in our submission systems. You may find discrepancies until the beginning of August while the update work takes place.

We also consider discretionary APC waiver requests for authors who don’t meet these criteria. We do not want fees to prevent the publication of worthy work.

Requests must be made on submission; we are unable to consider any requests later in the publication process. Please include supporting evidence for why a discount or waiver would be necessary in your circumstances.

Your request should also include details of:

  • The affiliation and country of residence of all authors
  • Details of where the research was conducted
  • Confirmation of all research grant funding received

To guarantee peer-review integrity, the waiver process is not managed by journal academic editors.

Please note that if we have reason to believe an author has provided false information as part of their waiver request, we reserve the right to rescind any discount offered, and the full APC will apply.


Withdrawal of Manuscripts

The author is not allowed to withdraw submitted manuscripts, because the withdrawal is a waste of valuable resources that editors and reviewers spent a great deal of time processing submitted manuscripts and works invested by the publisher. Moreover, if there is an unethical reason to withdraw due to a double submission to another journal.

If the author still requests withdrawal of his/her manuscript during or after the peer-review process, the author will be required to pay the full APC amount per manuscript as a withdrawal penalty. 

The withdrawal process will only be conducted after the penalty has been fully paid. If the author cannot or does not agree to pay such a penalty, the author and his/her affiliation will be blacklisted for publication in this journal for a period of 6-12 months.