Article processing charge waiver policy

All of Hindawi's journals are fully open access and require article processing charges (APCs) to be paid following acceptance. To help support researchers who are unable to meet some or all of the costs associated with publishing open access, Hindawi operates a transparent waiver policy.

As a partner of Research4Life, our waiver policy adheres to Research4Life’s best practice guidelines for waiver policies – ensuring researchers from low-to-middle income countries can easily understand what automatic support for article processing charges is available to them.

Qualifying for a waiver

To help support researchers in low-to-middle income countries, all Hindawi journals automatically provide full and partial waivers of article processing charges for manuscripts based on the corresponding author's listed affiliation. Authors do not need to request these waivers, they will be applied at submission.

Our waiver policy follows a two tier approach:

Waiver requests outside of these two tiers will not be considered.

    Countries eligible for a full (100%) waiver

    Hindawi provides an automatic 100% waiver for article processing charges on manuscripts where the corresponding author is based in any of the countries listed below. Please contact waivers@hindawi.com if you have any questions in regard to this.

    • Afghanistan
    • Angola
    • Bangladesh
    • Belize
    • Benin
    • Bhutan
    • Burkina Faso
    • Burundi
    • Cambodia
    • Cameroon
    • Cabo Verde
    • Central African Republic
    • Chad
    • Comoros
    • Congo
    • Cook Islands
    • Côte d’Ivoire
    • Cuba
    • Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
    • Democratic Republic of the Congo
    • Djibouti
    • Dominica
    • Equatorial Guinea
    • Eritrea
    • Eswatini
    • Ethiopia
    • Gambia
    • Ghana
    • Grenada
    • Guinea
    • Guinea-Bissau
    • Haiti
    • Kenya
    • Kiribati
    • Kyrgyzstan
    • Lao People’s Democratic Republic
    • Lesotho
    • Liberia
    • Madagascar
    • Malawi
    • Maldives
    • Mali
    • Marshall Islands
    • Mauritania
    • Micronesia (Federated States of)
    • Mozambique
    • Myanmar
    • Nauru
    • Nepal
    • Nicaragua
    • Niger
    • Niue
    • Papua New Guinea
    • Republic of Moldova
    • Rwanda
    • Saint Helena
    • Saint Lucia
    • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
    • Samoa
    • Sao Tome and Principe
    • Senegal
    • Sierra Leone
    • Solomon Islands
    • Somalia
    • South Sudan
    • Sudan
    • Suriname
    • Syrian Arab Republic
    • Tajikistan
    • Timor-Leste
    • Togo
    • Tokelau
    • Tonga
    • Tuvalu
    • Uganda
    • United Republic of Tanzania
    • Vanuatu
    • Venezuela
    • Yemen
    • Zambia
    • Zimbabwe

      Countries eligible for a partial (50%) waiver

      Hindawi provides an automatic 50% waiver for article processing charges on manuscripts where the corresponding author is based in any of the countries listed below. Please contact waivers@hindawi.com if you have any questions in regard to this.

      • Albania
      • Algeria
      • Antigua and Barbuda
      • Armenia
      • Azerbaijan
      • Belarus
      • Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
      • Bosnia and Herzegovina
      • Botswana
      • Colombia
      • Ecuador
      • Egypt
      • El Salvador
      • Fiji
      • Gabon
      • Georgia
      • Guatemala
      • Guyana
      • Honduras
      • Iraq
      • Jamaica
      • Jordan
      • West Bank and Gaza Strip
      • Lebanon
      • Libya
      • Mauritius
      • Mongolia
      • Montenegro
      • Morocco
      • Namibia
      • Nigeria
      • North Macedonia
      • Pakistan
      • Palau
      • Paraguay
      • Peru
      • Saint Kitts and Nevis
      • Serbia
      • Seychelles
      • Sri Lanka
      • Tunisia
      • Ukraine
      • Uzbekistan
      • Viet Nam

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