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Article processing charges (APC)

There are many costs associated with publishing scholarly journals, such as those of managing peer review, copy editing, typesetting and online hosting. To cover these costs in the absence of journal subscriptions, authors (or their representatives) are asked to pay article processing charges (APCs). There is no submission fee.

The journal charges 9,300 Japanese yen per article page for all article types (Regular Articles, Review Articles, Notes) and relevant taxes are added to the total amount. Authors of accepted manuscripts will be invoiced for the APC before publication of their manuscript.

Color is free online; if authors request color in the print version, the fee is 32,408 Japanese yen per page (plus relevant taxes). More details are available in the Figures section below.

The journal publishes articles as Advance Online Publication. Authors can take up this option after acceptance for a fee of 4,700 Japanese yen (plus relevant taxes). More details are provided in the relevant section below and by the Editorial Office after acceptance.

In the event that the authors have not paid the APC or other relevant fees before publication, all processes for any other manuscripts associated with any authors will be suspended until full payment is confirmed by ISIJ.

Price list for reprints

(Japanese Yen)

Printed pages 50 reprints 100 reprints 150 reprints 200 reprints
1-2 4,800 6,700 8,600 10,500
3-4 5,800 7,700 10,500 12,400
5-6 5,800 8,600 11,500 13,400
7-8 6,700 9,600 12,400 15,300
9-10 6,700 10,500 13,400 17,200
11-12 7,700 10,500 15,300 19,100
13-14 7,700 11,500 16,200 21,000
15-16 7,700 12,400 17,200 22,000

Prices include surface mail rates.
Airmail service is available with additional charge upon request. Bank charge should be born by the remitter.

Waiver policy

Waivers are provided automatically when the corresponding author is from a “Group A” Research4Life country. In cases of demonstrated financial hardship, the journal will consider a pre-submission application for a waiver from any corresponding author to ISIJ Editorial Office . Applications cannot be made after the peer review process has begun.

The ability of an author to pay the APC does not influence editorial decisions. To avoid any possibility of undue influence, Editors involved with the decision-making process for articles are not involved in any deliberations on waivers.