Open Access and Article Processing Charge (APC)

All articles published in Instruments (ISSN 2410-390X) are published in full open access. In order to provide free access to readers, and to cover the costs of peer review, copyediting, typesetting, long-term archiving, and journal management, an article processing charge (APC) of 1000 CHF (Swiss Francs) applies to papers accepted after peer review. In addition to Swiss Francs (CHF), we also accept payment in Euros (EUR), US Dollars (USD), British Pound Sterling (GBP) or Japanese Yen (JPY).

Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions. Note that many national and private research funding organizations and universities explicitly cover APCs for articles resulting from funded research projects. Discounts are also available for authors from institutes which participate in MDPI's Institutional Open Access Program (IOAP).

The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) is sponsoring the article processing charge of manuscripts submitted to Instruments that are authored by at least one CERN-affiliated author. According to Open Access Policy for CERN Publications, all CERN physics results have been required to be published in open access format since 2014. Instruments is one of CERN’s recommended journals in the instrumentation field. For more details, please see

Please note that for papers submitted after 31 December 2020 an APC of 1400 CHF applies.


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