CME Publishing Group follows the Open Access Policy of publication, which allows free online availability and access of articles, immediately upon publication. Hence we do not receive any income from selling subscriptions to print or view online versions of its journals or from charging "pay-per-view" fees. The Open Access policy is made possible by an article-processing charge (APC) or Publication fee which will be incurred by the author. The APC covers charges for the services being provided; these services include systems for the authors, Editors and reviewers, production, hosting, indexing services and service support. Without proper financing for such necessary expenses, the journal would be unable to provide the rigorous and professional service upon which we pride ourselves. The article charges are payable on the acceptance of the article prior to publication.
The publication charge for each article is 900$.
CME Publishing Group is also offering facilities of Reprints and annual memberships for the individuals and institutions, more details regarding this could be accessed in the Membership section.
Frequently-asked questions (FAQs)
- When do I accept or fix the APC for my article?
The APC of the article is accepted as part of the article submission process, and is not subjected to change. Any concessions/discounts must be discussed prior to the submission of the article.
- Who will pay the APC?
As per the submission agreement, the Corresponding author is responsible for the arranging or making the payment on the acceptance of the article.
- When should I pay?
The corresponding author or the paying institutions should arrange for the payment once they are notified regarding the acceptance of the article. This could be exempted for the cases in which a wavier agreement has been made prior to submission.
We request an immediate attention towards the payment as the articles will not be published unless the charges have been paid.
- How do I pay?
The authors or the institutions can make the payments by any of the two modes as per their convenience.
- Card payment: This mode of payment can be done online using a secure payment form. The payee will be receiving an acknowledgement email on the receipt of the payment.
- Wire/Bank transfer: The corresponding author should be contacting the financial office of the publisher for the invoice for bank transfer on the acceptance of the article. The office will be providing you all the details regarding the procedures and the required information. The payee must send the scan copy of the payment receipt to the publisher on the completion of the payment procedure. The author will be receiving the acknowledgement email on the payment is received.
Note: No taxes are included in this charge. The taxes will be applicable as the policies of the country of the payee. Additional transaction charges may be levied on the author.
- Can I be eligible for wavier on APC?
The waiver request will be considered on a case-by-case basis, and will be provided considering different criteria. The Waiver requests must be made during the submission process and will not be entertained after the processing of the manuscript.
- Do I have to pay if my manuscript is rejected?
No, Article processing charges will be applicable for the articles rejected by the Editorial office.
- Are reprints of my article included in the article processing charges (APCs)?
Article processing charges (APCs) do not include the charges for the reprints of the published article. Reprints facility is optional and could be order separately. For information regarding the reprint charges and request please visit the Reprints section.
CME Publishing Group may grants waivers to some authors who are unable to afford manuscript handling fee. Authors who wish to apply for waivers must demonstrate their inability to afford the manuscript handling fee. Corresponding authors requesting for these waivers must strongly demonstrate why their waiver applications should be granted. Requests will be assessed on a case-by-case basis and may be granted in cases of genuine need. Due to the numerous costs involved in the publication process only limited number of submissions will be considered for each issue of the journal.