The past paper publishing models relied on limiting access to published research to offset the costs of publication. This limitation was in the form of recurring charges for access to the published manuscripts or for the reproduction of individual articles. Obviously the publishing houses in the past obtained significant revenue through securing these gateways.
Within the open access, model we do not charge the end user when accessing a manuscript or any article. In line with other open access journals we provide a flat fee submission structure (dependent upon the journal) on the acceptance of a peer-reviewed article which covers in part the entirety of the publication pathway (the article processing charge). The process includes our maintenance, submission and peer review systems and international editing, publication and submission to global indexing and tracking organisations and archiving to allow instant access to the whole article and associated supplementary documents. We also have to ensure enough investment to secure a sustainable model which ethically, legally and financially stable.
OA Publishing London will not obtain article processing charges from submitting authors who belong to institutions in countries classified as low income, lower middle income and upper middle income according to the World Bank Country Classification. OA Publishing London will obtain administration charges from submitting authors who belong to institutions in countries classified as upper middle income according to the World Bank Country Classification. The administration charges are £20/€24/$30. These charges are expected to be paid prior to the publication of the article.
OA Publishing London will obtain article processing charges from submitting authors who belong to institutions in countries classified as high income according to the World Bank Country Classification. The article processing charges varies from £100/€125/$162 to £750/€925/$1200. These charges are expected to be paid prior to the publication of the article. The article processing charges per journal can be found here.
The article processing charges doesn’t include any taxes. Authors based in European institutes (including the UK) will be asked to pay the Value-Added Tax (VAT, 20% according to European Laws). The VAT may be refundable. Except for the UK, providing us with a VAT registration number will allow the institute to avoid paying this Tax.
Full list of the countries, level of income and information on the article processing charges are provided here.
OA Publishing London may on an individual basis provide APC waivers in cases of need. Submissions from members of OA Publishing London will already have their processing charges covered entirely or partially by their host organisation. We recommend that authors check whether their organisation is a member and if necessary direct their librarians to our membership page.
For waivers and support, please email: Editor@oapublishinglondon.com.