Publishing fees in open access

Article processing charges (APCs)

FOREX Publication supports a sustainable model for open access publication. APCs support this model by contributing to the costs of publishing open access articles.

Similar to others, there is no paper, no mailing, no subscriptions, and no restriction against using and sharing articles published in our journals. But we do have to pay for maintaining published articles in online repositories under gold open access publishing. In addition, articles need graphics, formatting, and the editorial services we provide, in order to meet rigorous academic standards. Like any other open access publishing company, FOREX Press Journals (FPJ) has paid employees.

Our APC is all inclusive, and:

  • Makes your article freely available online, permanently;
  • Includes your choice of Creative Commons licence (CC BY) at no extra cost;
  • It is not a submission charge, so you only pay if your article is accepted for publication.
  • The invoicing process is handled by administration staff who are not involved with the peer review or acceptance/rejection of your paper;
  • Enables us to provide excellent service for authors, learn more about the benefits of publishing with us.
  • Gold open access

    Free and permanent unrestricted online access to your research

    FOREX Publication provides all authors with the option to make their article gold open access through payment of an article processing charge on acceptance in any of our journals.

    A gold open access article is free to access online immediately and permanently in its final published form (version of record).

    We support gold open access, and encourage funding to be made available to support authors. We ensure that authors can comply with the open access policies of their funding bodies by providing a choice of licence and deposition services to PubMed and PubMed Central. We will deposit an article to PMC after it has been successfully made gold open access, and once it has been published in an issue.

    All articles that are published gold open access are subject to our rigorous peer review, professional editing and production services and will be freely accessible to all on our website. An open access symbol will be visible alongside your article to show readers it is free to access.

    How do I publish in gold open access?

    1. Submit manuscript

    2. Choose a licence and submit

    3. Payment (APC, mentioned in table)

    4. Share your research

    1. Submit your article

    Choose gold open access option for publishing your article:

    Full gold open access journals

    All of the articles are gold open access, usually after payment of an article processing charge. The content is available free online for everyone to read. See offers in our journals

    2. Choose a licence

    Once your article has been accepted for publication you will be asked to agree to a licence to publish.

    If you have submitted to a full open access journal, you must publish gold open access and you will be given a choice of open access licence.

    We offer industry-standard Creative Commons licensing for open access publication in all of our journals. These licences have more flexible terms for re-use and distribution of a work than a standard licence to publish, enabling our authors to fulfil funding our requirements.


    Copyright is retained by authors (or their employers) when an open access licence is accepted, as with our standard licence to publish agreement. Full and accurate attribution to the original author is required for any re-use of the work.

    Licence options

    We offer a Creative Commons licences. Creative Commons is a global non-profit organisation, offering free open access licences. Further information is available on the Creative Commons website. Authors may select the appropriate licence according to their funding body and research institute requirements or their personal choice.

    CC BY licence: Allows other users to reuse, distribute, and build upon the work, even commercially, with full original author attribution.

    3. Payment

    Gold open access usually requires payment of an article processing charge (APC). Article processing charge (APC) that covers the range of publishing services we provide and publishing articles at low cost with high standards.

    Payment options - We accepts the Processing fee for publication of manuscripts, Funds and any other fees from authors, scientific committees and individual / organizational across the globe in the form of online e-payment. For detailed information visit How to pay for publishing under Gold-OA .

    The following are the APC charged by our Open Access journals for accepted manuscripts. See below for more information about:

    Journal Title Gold-OA Publishing route (APC Required) Green-OA Publishing route (Purely Free)
    International Journal of Applied Science Research 2500 (INR), 100 (USD), 90 (Euro) Article will be online after embargo period of 12 month
    International Journal of Business & Management Research 4500 (INR), 250 (USD), 225 (Euro) Article will be online after embargo period of 12 month
    International Journal of Civil Engineering Research 2500 (INR), 100 (USD), 90 (Euro) Article will be online after embargo period of 12 month
    International Journal of Computer Science Research 3500 (INR), 150 (USD), 135 (Euro) Article will be online after embargo period of 12 month
    International Journal of Clinical & Pharmaceutical Research 3000 (INR), 150 (USD), 135 (Euro) Article will be online after embargo period of 12 month
    International Journal of Electrical & Electronics Research 4000 (INR), 200 (USD), 180 (Euro) Article will be online after embargo period of 12 month
    International Journal of Mechanical Engineering Research 3000 (INR), 150 (USD), 135 (Euro) Article will be online after embargo period of 12 month


    We offer a variety of discounts on APCs. The following sections describe who is eligible and how you can claim a discount.

    We have been given a discount of 50-70% for Indian authors, which are shown in Indian Rupees according to the journal.

    Members of journal owner societies

    Members of the editorial board of FOREX publication are eligible for 15% discount on APCs for the respective journal.

    To claim exemption, please indicate your membership on the online application form upon request to do so. You may be asked to provide proof of membership.


    We do not wish authors to be discriminated against if they are unable to pay article processing charges (APCs).

    Corresponding authors who are based in following countries are eligible to apply for a full APC waiver;

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

    You will be given the option to apply for a waiver after you have signed your open access licence. You will need to provide the following details: country of residence and affiliation of all authors, location the research was conducted and confirmation of all research grant funding received – this should include details of any funding body which has stipulated mandatory open access publication.

    4. Share your research

    Our gold open access licences grant additional sharing and deposition rights for authors.

    • The author may deposit the PDF of the version of record in an institutional or other not-for-profit repository. No embargo period applies. There should be a link from this PDF version to the published article on the FOREX Publication website.
    • The author can share the PDF of the version of record publicly via their personal website or a scholarly communication network.

    Green open access

    Make your article open access by depositing the accepted manuscript in an online repository

    When you publish in a FOREX Press journal, our standard licence allows you to make the accepted manuscript of your article freely available after a 12-month embargo period. This is known as the green route to open access.

    How do I publish green open access?

    1. Submit your article

    2. Submit your copyrights

    3. Wait for embargo period to end

    4. Share your research

    1. Submit your article

    Submit to your chosen journal as normal; our standard licence to publish will allow you to make the accepted manuscript of your article freely available after a 12-month embargo period.

    What is an accepted manuscript? -

    An accepted manuscript is a version of an article which has been peer reviewed and accepted for publication, but hasn't been copy edited or formatted for final publication.

    Accepted manuscripts contain accurate, peer-reviewed content, so making an accepted manuscript freely available is one way of satisfying open access mandates. However, the format of an accepted manuscript may not meet academic publishing standards. Only the version of record is professionally formatted and edited for journal publication.

    Other terms you might hear for accepted manuscripts include 'post-print', 'author's final version', 'author's accepted version', and in the context of repositories, 'deposited version'.

    If you choose to publish via the green open access route with the FOREX Publication, our standard licence restricts how you may share your accepted manuscript and version of record. Other publishers may enforce different restrictions.

    2. Submit your copyrights

    If you wish to make your article's final published version of record freely available you'll need an open access licence, as explained in Gold open access section.

    3. Wait for embargo period to end

    An embargo is a period of time when access to published content is temporarily restricted. If you choose to publish an article using the green open access route, your publisher will usually require an embargo before you may make your article freely accessible. Some people call this 'delayed open access'.

    At the FOREX Publication, our standard licence requires an embargo period of 12 months from the date final publishing.

    During the embargo period:

  • your article's version of record is published in one of our journals, where it is available to subscribers.
  • restrictions apply to how you may distribute other versions of your article.
  • 4. Share your research

    After the embargo period (12 months):

  • your article's version of record and article pdf remains will available to all reader, author.
  • you may freely distribute the accepted manuscript of your article through your personal website, not-for-profit repositories and many scholarly communication networks.

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