Payment & Refund Policy

Payment policy - article processing charges

OAPL (UK) 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 (APCs) must be paid in full before the article is published in the final format and a DOI is assigned. Currently, there is no option to pay in instalments, however the author can always contact OAPL (UK) and ask to be considered for this (email: Editor@open-access-london.com). Partial waivers will be considered in the case of serious lack of funds. Follow this link for more information.

 

Payment policy - administration charges

OAPL (UK) will not obtain article processing charges (APCs) 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. However, these authors are expected to pay administration charges. The administration charges must be paid in full before the article is published in the final format and a DOI is assigned. Waivers will be considered in the case of serious lack of funds (email: Editor@open-access-london.com). Follow this link for more information.

 

The author can pay via: World Pay (requires Visa Credit, Visa Debit, Mastercard Credit, Mastercard Debit, Visa Electron, Maestro or JCB). We accept payment in the following currencies: British Pounds Stirling (£), US Dollars ($) and Euro (€).



 

Refund policy

The author can choose to withdraw its article at any time during the article processing phase.This can be done without contacting OAPL (UK) by simply logging into the submitting author’s account and withdraw the article. No explanation will be required. No article processing charges or administration charges will be applied.

Article withdrawal will not be possible when it becomes in-press or published. However, in very rare circumstances, this can be considered at the discretion of the Editor-in-Chief of the journal or the Senior Editors of OAPL (UK). This will be undertaken in accordance with the Publication Integrity and Ethics guidelines.