A publishing fee of USD 500 will be charged for accepted articles. This is the only amount and there are no other fees. Accepted articles will be published only after the payment has been received. The following questions and answers may help you to make an informed decision about the publishing fee.
What procedures have you implemented to ensure that the person who submits an article is aware of the publishing fee BEFORE completing the submission?
During the submission process, the person who submits the article has to tick a mandatory box confirming that he or she is aware of the publishing fee. This statement can be viewed under the ‘Submission Preparation Checklist’ on this page.
Who is responsible for making or arranging the payment?
The person who submits the article is responsible for making or arranging the payment (for instance, via the institution) upon editorial acceptance of the manuscript. The invoice will be issued to the person who is identified as the author for correspondence in the manuscript.
When do I pay the publishing fee?
The publishing fee is payable after the editorial acceptance of an article. Upon editorial acceptance of an article, the submitting author and the author for correspondence will be notified that payment is due.
How do I pay the publishing fee?
There will be two options for payment: via direct bank transfer or PayPal. The instructions for payment will be included in the invoice. No taxes are included in this charge. For any tax-related issues, please follow the regulations of your country.
Do I have to pay if my article is rejected?
If I withdraw my article, do I have to pay?
Authors can withdraw their article at any stage. If a decision to withdraw is made by the author BEFORE the editorial acceptance of the article, then the authors do not have to pay. If a decision to withdraw is made by the author AFTER the editorial acceptance of an article, then the full fee of USD 500 must be paid.
Why do I have to pay a publishing fee?
All articles published in JKCVHL are open access and freely available online under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0). This means anyone, anywhere in the world who has access to internet can read your article without any restriction. The typical costs associated with publication of articles could be grouped under three categories: technology, article processing and post publication activities.
Technology: Online presence requires a publication platform, hosting, necessary security features and email services.
Article processing: Receiving articles, preliminary check of manuscript to ensure adherence to guidelines, plagiarism check, communicating between authors/editors/reviewers, organizing peer review, receiving revised manuscripts, copyediting, implementing corrections by authors, type setting, layout editing, proof reading, graphic design, assigning doi to articles, reference checking, assigning doi to references, indexing.
Post publication activities: Conversion of articles to XML in accordance PMC guidelines for PubMed indexing, permanent preservation using Portico and other service providers, article promotion, marketing and continued online presence.
Do you have a publishing fee waiver policy?
Yes. We do have a waiver policy for articles from Low-income economies and Lower-middle- income economies.
Low-income economies (100% fee waiver): If an article is contributed by authors from countries listed as low-income economies by the World Bank, we offer complete fee waiver upon producing proof from their institutions that all authors reside in that country, and that the research was done in that country or another lower-middle income economies. The list of countries is given below:
Afghanistan, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo (Dem. Rep), Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Korea (Dem. People's Rep), Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zimbabwe.
Lower-middle- income economies (50% fee waiver): If an article is contributed by authors from countries listed as lower-middle-income economies by the World Bank, we offer 50% fee waiver upon producing proof from their institutions that all authors reside in that country, and that the research was done in that country or another lower-middle income economies. The list of countries is given below:
Armenia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Bolivia, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon, Congo (Rep), Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt (Arab Rep), El Salvador, Ghana, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao PDR, Lesothom, Mauritania, Micronesia (Fed. Sts), Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Myanmar, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tunisia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, West Bank and Gaza, Yemen (Rep), Zambia.