Article Processing Charges (APC) Information

General Information on CCR’s Article Processing Charges (APC)

CCR publishes all its journals in full open access, meaning unlimited use and reuse of articles, in addition to giving credit to the authors.

Authors pay a one-time Article Processing Charge (APC) to cover the costs of peer review administration and management 400.00US$, professional production of articles in PDF and other formats, and dissemination of published papers in various venues, in addition to other publishing functions. Please note that the option to process an advance payment remains but does not guarantee acceptance of manuscripts. There are no charges for rejected articles, no submission charges, and no surcharges based on the length of an article, figures or supplementary data. Some items (Editorials, Corrections, Addendums, Retractions, Comments, etc.) are published free of charge.

1. Publishing Operations & Projects

CCR develops and maintains its own electronic submission and peer-review website. We also run several platforms to offer different types of services for scholars, as detailed in our CCR Initiatives page.

2. Journal publication

Triaging: Filtering of papers upon submission by internal staff and editorial board members.

Organization of peer-review: CCR provides a high degree of assistance to Academic Editors so that they can only focus on editorial decisions. We employ in-house editors to invite reviewers, collect review reports, communicate with authors and reviewers, correspond with authors about revision, and more.

Production: Copy-editing, typesetting, XML and PDF conversion, and language editing (English editing is provided by native English speakers for all accepted papers).

Proofreading: Corresponding with authors to approve the final text and requesting any missing information.

Other editorial assistance: Handling any questions and requests for support before submission, during the editorial and peer-review process, or post-publication.

Journal management & development: In-house Managing Editors track key performance indicators of each journal, and monitor competing journals and trends in the field. They also provide reports and hold discussions with the Editor-in-Chief and the Editorial Board.

Indexing & archiving: CCR has a dedicated team that works to continuously expand post-publication coverage of all our journals within the main academic databases, scope-specific databases and country-specific journal ranking lists.

Digital preservation: All CCR journals are digitally preserved cover-to-cover, by the Swiss National Library and, ensuring long-term archival of all of our publications.

3. Editorial Fees

CCR pays a travel grant or stipend to all Editors-in-Chief and a share of revenue to the societies whose journals it publishes.

4. Marketing and Communication

CCR allocates part of its income to the promotion of journals and articles through sponsorships of conferences, scholarly society events, and other promotional activities, as well as a series of awards to support researchers.

Accepted Currencies

We accept payments in US Dollars (USD). Upon acceptance, the corresponding/submitting author will receive an e-mail with a link where the currency of the invoice can be changed.

Accepted Methods of Payment

CCR currently supports the following payment methods:

For more detailed information on how to pay an invoice, please see our Payment Instructions.

APCs are payable within 5 to 10 business days.

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