Article Submission Charges (ASCs)


An article submission charge (ASC), also known as an administration fee, is a fee which is sometimes charged to authors when submitting an article for possible publication. This fee covers costs involved in administering submitted papers, especially where a journal title receives large volumes of papers. This fee is usually paid by an author's institution or research funder rather than by the author themselves.

ASCs are journal dependent, and may differ from title to title. It is the responsibility of the journal editorial board to take a decision on whether an ASC is charged and the amount. It is not common practice for journals to charge an ASC, and is generally considered poor practice.

See also Article Processing Charges (APCs).

Online Payment Systems

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