THE CHARGES

Document version 1.1. Last review: 16/09/2021.

As an Open Access title, publishing an article in this journal requires an Article Processing Charge (APC) billed to the submitting author following acceptance. Apart from this Article Processing Charge, there is a submission fee. In addition, the authors pay money transfer fees. The authors may use PayPal or a regular money transfer using the bank (Banks that we use in Brazil: Banco do Brasil, and Sicredi).

The Submission Fee (SF) for the journal is US$200, this fee is billed to the submitting author, and it is used to cover reviewing costs of the publication. If the manuscript is rejected, this fee is not refundable.

The Article Processing Charge for the journal is US$400. (value stablished for 2022, if any changes occour it will be made public here).

The total costs of the manuscript publication are the sum of the SF + APC + Money transfer costs*, about US$600.
* Money transfer costs is a variable that will change from bank to bank, or by the form of payment.

Refund policy
Once an article has been accepted for publication, an Article Processing Charge is due. The submitting author assumes responsibility for the Article Processing Charge, and the SOUTHERN JOURNAL OF SCIENCES will not issue refunds of any kind.

Reduced publication fees
The SOUTHERN JOURNAL OF SCIENCES operates a simple and transparent waiver policy to help support researchers who are unable to meet some or all of the costs associated with publishing open access. Requests for reductions will be considered from authors that meet one of the following criteria:
1. Authors from low and lower-middle-income countries, as defined by the World Bank. Authors that qualify for these reduced APCs will be asked to pay 50% of the normal fee.
2. Brazilian authors will pay reduced fees in the local currency, equivalent to US$200.

Full reduction of APCs (free publication)
Requests for full reductions will be considered from authors that meet one of the following criteria:
1. Editorial board members
2. Journal regular reviewers
3. Manuscripts with up two Authors from low and lower-middle-income countries, as defined by the World Bank.
4. Invited authors.
5. Under other extraordinary circumstances, all the fees may be excluded (please consult the journal staff).

2. Optional Services' fees
1) Acceptance Letter for article publication
The acceptance letter is an optional service of the Journal. Suppose the authors need a document to prove that their article has been peer-reviewed and accepted for publication before releasing the issue, they may request an acceptance letter for the article's publication, upon payment of a fee of US$200.

NOTE 1: THE LETTER OF ACCEPTANCE may be issued if, and only if, the article has undergone a complete peer-review and is considered ACCEPTED for publication. Letters will NOT be issued for newly sent articles that have not yet been appropriately evaluated and peer-reviewed.

NOTE 2: THE LETTER OF ACCEPTANCE may be revoked at any time if concerns about the manuscript emerge. View a working model of the letter here. Please, scan the QR code.