Article Processing Charge

Article Processing Charges (APC) Policy

1. Introduction Fonseca, Journal of Communication, an open-access journal, charges an Article Processing Charge (APC) to cover the costs associated with the publication process. This ensures that all articles are freely accessible to readers worldwide.

2. APC Details

  • The APC for publishing an article in Fonseca, Journal of Communication is $1500 USD.
  • This fee is applicable upon acceptance of the manuscript and must be paid before publication.

3. What the APC Covers

  • Editorial work, including manuscript handling and peer-review management.
  • Copyediting, typesetting, and formatting of the manuscript.
  • Hosting and archiving of the article on the journal's website.
  • Long-term preservation and accessibility through various repositories and indexing services.
  • Marketing and promotion of the published article to enhance visibility and impact.

4. Payment Process

  • Authors will receive an invoice for the APC upon acceptance of their manuscript.
  • Payment can be made via bank transfer, credit card, or other accepted payment methods as specified in the invoice.
  • The manuscript will only be published after the full payment of the APC is received.

5. Waivers and Discounts

  • Fonseca, Journal of Communication may offer waivers or discounts to authors from low-income or lower-middle-income countries as classified by the World Bank.
  • Authors requesting a waiver or discount must apply at the time of submission, providing relevant documentation to support their request.
  • Waiver applications will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis, and decisions will be communicated before the peer-review process begins.

6. Refund Policy

  • APCs are non-refundable once paid, except in cases where a publishing error on the part of the journal results in the retraction of the article.
  • If a manuscript is withdrawn by the authors after acceptance but before publication, the APC will still be charged.

7. Author Responsibilities

  • Ensure that the APC payment is made promptly to avoid delays in publication.
  • Provide accurate billing information to facilitate smooth invoicing and payment processes.
  • Notify the editorial office of any issues or concerns regarding the APC as soon as possible.