What are Article Processing Charges?

Like other Open Access publishers, Hindawi charges an Article Processing Charge once an article is accepted for publication. These charges cover the costs of turning a manuscript into a finished article. Hindawi is committed to making the costs of publishing as clear as possible. The charges for each journal are clearly displayed on the journal’s home page.

You can find a full list of Hindawi’s charges on our APCs page.

When a manuscript is submitted, it passes through the many different departments at Hindawi:

  • The Editorial Screening team, who perform initial technical and ethical checks.
  • The Editorial team, who help the journal's Academic Editors manage the review process.
  • The Production team, who convert the manuscript to a professionally typeset article and well-structured XML.
  • The Proofing team, who coordinate the proofing process through Hindawi's Online Proofing System (OPS).
  • The Editorial Quality Assurance team, who perform a final check to ensure that the manuscript and its review process adhere to the journal's guidelines and policies.
  • Our marketing and communications teams, who ensure your article receives the attention it deserves.
  • The technology team, who build and maintain our systems.

The actual amount payable as an APC varies depending on the journal in which you wish to publish your article. Some journals are more expensive, due to the volume of submissions they receive.

Hindawi offers a waiver program for researchers working in certain countries. Your APC will be waived if you meet the eligibility requirements. See our waiver policy for more details.

In some situations an APC may be discounted or paid on your behalf. If your institution is a member of the Hindawi Institutional Partnership program, your APC may be discounted by up to 100%. Speak to your institutional librarian if you are interested in this opportunity.