Article Publication Charges


 Publications are not without costs. Subscription journals manage the costs by a fee to access the contents. As Open Access content is freely accessible and available, therefore the costs are recoup by through publication policy. Journals utilize a variety of ways to generate the income required to cover publishing costs (including editorial costs, any costs of administrating the peer review system, promotion of the contents, circulation, and indexing etc.), such as subsidies from institutions and subscriptions. A number of open access journals do not charge article processing charges, but majorities, significant and growing number of journals do. They are the most common finding method for professionally/ published open access articles.

Funding Sources:

Although the authors are responsible for making or arranging payment of the publication Charges in most cases they can rely on their institutions and funders for financial support. These bodies can over Publication Charges in a variety of ways for example; by establishing an OA fund, making part of their general funding or by paying the fees as part of a membership model.

In order to support sustainable open access publishing, there are many approaches to pay the due charges. These charges are usually had to pay by the author’s institution or research funder. But where will go the author or researcher having no facility of a proper funder. Cogent OA (Taylor & Francis-Informa Group) pioneered a new module of financial contribution to pay the publication charges, titles as “Freedom Article Publishing Charges” It allows authors to choose how much to contribute towards the publication charges of their research in open access journal. JASS operates Freedom APC model only for PhD Scholars, MS/M.Phil Scholars or Under Graduate Students; whereby, if you belong to this category and don’t have funds available to you, you can choose pay what you can. The said model was approved for the purpose to encourage and boost up the young researchers of Pakistan.

JASS Publication Charges Modes:

JASS Publication Charges are levied in two layers/ spectrum i.e.

A): Article Processing Charges (Pre-Acceptance)-APC-I

B): Article Publishing Charges (Post-Acceptance)-APC-II

Article Submission:

Article submission is totally free. once the article has been submitted, the author will be awarded with acknowledgement letter-a receipt of receiving the article. Then the article will go through the Pre-Editorial review that is totally free of cost. Pre- Editorial review meant to check up and scrutinize the submitted article on the very basic criteria of JASS Publishing Policy, it includes:

Ø  Scope

Ø  Non-Repository Turnitin Originality (below than 10%)

Ø  Basic Format (Authors’ Strength and Citation Style etc)

Ø  Abstract and Key Words

A): Article Processing Charges (Pre-Acceptance)-APC-I:

It constitutes about 45% of the whole process’ charges. For permanent, instant, all-inclusive and worldwide access to the full article text the publication charges covers:

Ø  Editorial Work: Administrative support, commissioning content, editorial layout, journal development, and correspondence with authors, reviewers and referees.

Ø   Review and Evaluation: Editorial review, triple-blind peer review, final evaluation (02 international and 01 national referee)

Ø  Technical Infrastructure and Innovation: Development, maintenance and operation of online journal system and websites and websites and coordination among the editorial board.  

Ø  Production of Articles: Formatting and mark-up of articles.

Note: Article Processing Charges (Pre-Acceptance)- APC-I does not depict the acceptance of the article for publication by any means.

 A): Article Processing Charges (Pre-Acceptance)-APC-I:

It constitutes about 55% of the whole process’ charges. This Publication Charges covers

Ø  Marketing of Journal and Content: Making sure readers and authors know about the work published in the title

Ø  Promotion on Various Mediums: Content advertising via various world recognized research forums and groups, data bases, research software’s and social media

Ø   Customer Service: Responding to authors and readers

Ø  Circulation: Published contents circulation in the relevant circles for enhancing citations

Ø  Production of Articles: Inclusion in abstracting, indexing, aggregating, linking, uploading in world class reputable research databases, directories and bibliographies



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If an author would like their article to be published under a gold open access model, but cannot afford the APC, then individual waiver requests are considered on a case of genuine need. Authors who are eligible for such concession include those who have won any national excellence award, Undergraduates with quality Manuscript, orphans, special person, handicapped and those whose parents or siblings are martyred/affected by war on terror.

Journal Account Detail:

Title of the Account: Journal of Arts and Social Sciences(JASS)

Account No:   PK08NBPA0509003075249967

Jail Road Branch , NBP, Shadman Lahore, Pakistan

Print Copy Subscription:

Pakistan: 350 per copy+ Courier Charges

Foreign:   150USD + Courier Charges


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