Societies - Open Access and Publication Fees
Societies (ISSN 2075-4698) is an Open Access journal, which is free to access and read on the Internet. MDPI guarantees that no university library or individual reader will ever have to buy a subscription or buy access through pay-per-view fees to access the articles published in the journal. Hence, MDPI does not have any income from selling subscriptions to the print or online version of this journal or from pay-per-view fees. In order to cover the costs of providing and maintaining a publication infrastructure, managing the journals, and processing the manuscripts through peer-review and the editorial procedure, the journal uses a form of conditional submission fee referred to as Article Processing Charge (APC).Societies (ISSN 2075-4698) is a new journal and publication fees are fully waived for papers submitted before 1 July 2013. For papers submitted from 1 July 2013 authors are asked to pay a fee of 300 CHF (Swiss Francs) per processed paper, but only if the article is accepted for publication in this journal after peer-review and possible revision of the manuscript. However, a fee of 250 CHF may apply for those articles that need major editing and formatting and/or English editing.