RIJHIS

Article Processing Charges

Why does the RIMA International Journal of Historical Studies have Article Processing Charges?

Traditional journals are solely based on a reader-pays model, in which institutional libraries typically pay for access to content. However, RIJHIS is fully open access. The Historical community and general public can access all articles published in the journal for free.
This means that RIJHIS does not gain any income through selling subscriptions of the printed or online versions of the published articles. Therefore, by collecting Article Processing Charges from authors’ institutes or research funding bodies, RIJHIS is able to cover the various publishing services:

  • Editorial work: peer review, administrative support, commissioning content, journal development.
  • Technical infrastructure and innovation: development, maintenance and operation of online journal system and websites.
  • Production of articles: formatting and mark-up of articles and inclusion in indexing services.
  • Marketing of journal and content: making sure readers and authors know about the work published in the title.
  • Customer service: responding to authors and readers.
How Much Does RIJHIS Charge for the Journal?
RIJHIS is an Open Access journal accessible for free on the Internet. With Open Access, RIJHIS allows us to distribute knowledge more widely and at a lower cost than was previously possible. However, to cover the editorial services and production of an article, the journal depends on Article Processing Charges.

The journal’s Article Processing Charge for authors from high-income countries is 100 USD. For authors who come from lower-middle-income countries, the Article Processing Charge is 50 USD.

Who is Responsible for Paying the Article Processing Charge?

Upon an article is editorially accepted, the corresponding author will be notified about the payment issue, which is charged to either the author or the funder, institution, or employer.

When and How do Authors Pay?
The corresponding author needs to arrange payment of the Article Processing Charge unless a waiver has been granted. Following peer review, once a manuscript has received editorial acceptance in principle, the Article Processing Charge becomes payable and the formatting checks on the manuscript will commence. Once formatting checks are completed, and payment of the Article Processing Charge has been received, the article will be published.
RIJHIS currently supports the following payment methods:
  • Payment through PayPal
  • Pay with Debit or Credit Card
  • Western Union in US Dollars (USD)

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Are Reprints of the Article Included in the Article Processing Charge?
No. Article Processing Charge does not entitle the authors to receive reprints of their published article. Reprints can be ordered separately and optionally for any article that has been published in a Science Publishing Group journal. To request an offer for reprints of an article, please send an e-mail to article@rijhis.com