Article Processing Charges

During 2022, the APC in the Journal of Zoology and Systematics was supported by Science Research PublishersFrom January  2024- the Journal of Zoology and Systematics will charge a 100 USD (For Pakistani authors 27,000 PKR) Article Processing Fee to cover the costs of peer review, editing, production, and hosting. This fee helps to ensure that the journal can continue to provide a high-quality publishing service. There is no submission or other fee in this journal.

Wavier Policy

Journal of Zoology and Systematics is committed to making academic knowledge accessible to everyone, regardless of financial barriers. As such, authors and institutions with limited funds may be eligible for a waiver of the article processing charge (APC).  Authors from low and middle-income countries may apply for a waiver or discount. Journal of Zoology and Systematics reserves the right to approve or reject a waiver application. Check your country here. World Bank list of Economies

APC is based on the affiliation of the first and corresponding author. Only the principal and corresponding authors can claim an exemption or a discount on the publication fee (author fee).

Note:  Authors who are interested in applying for a waiver could contact the Journal of Soil, Plant, and Environment or fill out this form online to reserve the right to approve or reject a waiver application. 

Article Processing Charge Covered Journal Operation

We are committed to making the costs of publishing as clear as possible. The article processing charge covers the costs of turning a manuscript into a finished article and hosting, distributing and promoting an article. 

When a manuscript is submitted, it passes through different stages at the Journal of Zoology and Systematics to ensure the quality checks, peer review, production, and promotion of articles are carried out promptly and to a high standard:

  • The Editorial Screening team performs initial technical and ethical checks.
  • The Editorial team helps the journal's Academic Editors manage the review process.
  • The Production team converts the manuscript to a professionally typeset article.
  • The Proofing team coordinates the proofing process.
  • The Editorial Quality Assurance team performs a final check to ensure that the manuscript and its review process adhere to the journal's guidelines and policies.
  • The Marketing and Communication team ensures that the article receives the attention it deserves.
  • The Technology team builds and maintains the systems and develops new systems.
  • Journal indexing, archiving in all relevant academic and national databases etc

The work these teams do contributes to the requirement of an APC, which is why the actual amount payable may vary with time.