Waiver Policy

Hindawi operates a transparent waiver policy help support researchers who are unable to meet some or all of the cost associated with publishing open access.

Qualifying for a waiver

To help support researchers in the low-income economies listed below, Hindawi provides an automatic 100% waiver of any Article Processing Charges for manuscripts where all authors listed affiliation is in one of these countries.

Additionally, Hindawi will provide a 50% reduction in any APCs when the author(s) of an article does not have the funding required to cover these charges and can provide one of the following to demonstrate this:

  • Signed letter from author(s) suitable institutional representative, such as institutional Head of Department, with verifiable institutional email address confirming payment will be made from author’s personal funds (all authors must provide a letter to this effect)
  • Signed letter from retired or independent author(s) indicating their lack of institutional association and confirming payment will be made from personal funds (all authors on paper must be retired or independent and confirm this)
  • Signed letter from the author(s) institution(s) confirming budget constraints, indicating their funding body does not cover publication charges or indicating the institutional budgets are severely impacted. This must be signed by the Institutional Head of Department with verifiable institutional email address clearly stating the budget constraints (all authors must provide a letter to this effect)

Requests to apply for a 50% reduction in APCs should be made when submitting your manuscript by contacting waivers@hindawi.com; requests made during the review process or after acceptance will not be considered.

    Countries eligible for a full waiver

    Hindawi provides an automatic waiver for Article Processing Charges on papers where all authors are based in any of the Low-income economy countries listed below. In order to apply for a waiver, please request one before submitting your manuscript by sending an email to waivers@hindawi.com.

    • Afghanistan
    • Angola
    • Benin
    • Bhutan
    • Bolivia
    • Burkina Faso
    • Burundi
    • Cambodia
    • Cameroon
    • Cape Verde
    • Central African Republic
    • Chad
    • Comoros
    • Democratic Republic of Congo
    • Congo
    • Cote D’Ivoire
    • Cuba
    • Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
    • Djibouti
    • East Timor
    • El Salvador
    • Eritrea
    • Ethiopia
    • Gambia
    • Georgia
    • Ghana
    • Guinea
    • Guinea-Bissau
    • Haiti
    • Honduras
    • Iran
    • Kenya
    • Kiribati
    • Kosovo
    • Kyrgyzstan
    • Laos
    • Lesotho
    • Liberia
    • Madagascar
    • Malawi
    • Mali
    • Mauritania
    • Moldova
    • Mongolia
    • Morocco
    • Mozambique
    • Myanmar
    • Nepal
    • Nicaragua
    • Niger
    • North Korea
    • Palestinian Authority
    • Papua New Guinea
    • Rwanda
    • Sao Tome and Principe
    • Senegal
    • Sierra Leone
    • Solomon Islands
    • Somalia
    • South Sudan
    • Sri Lanka
    • Sudan
    • Swaziland
    • Syria
    • Tajikistan
    • Tanzania
    • Togo
    • Tunisia
    • Uganda
    • Ukraine
    • Uzbekistan
    • Vanuatu
    • Vietnam
    • Yemen
    • Zambia
    • Zimbabwe

      We are committed to sharing findings related to COVID-19 as quickly and safely as possible. Any author submitting a COVID-19 paper should notify us at help@hindawi.com to ensure their research is fast-tracked and made available on a preprint server as soon as possible. We will be providing unlimited waivers of publication charges for accepted articles related to COVID-19. Sign up here as a reviewer to help fast-track new submissions.