Open Access and Article Processing Charge (APC)
All articles published in Instruments (ISSN 2410-390X) are published in full open access. An article processing charge (APC) of CHF 1400 (Swiss Francs) applies to papers accepted after peer review. This article processing charge is to cover the costs of peer review, copyediting, typesetting, long-term archiving, and journal management. In addition to Swiss francs (CHF), we also accept payment in euros (EUR), US dollars (USD), British pound sterling (GBP), Japanese yen (JPY) or Canadian dollars (CAD).
Invoices are emailed shortly after acceptance to the payment contact provided by the authors. Only official invoices issued by MDPI (@mdpi.com) are valid. We do not authorize any third party to collect the APCs. MDPI is the sole service provider and cannot be held liable for actions by third parties.
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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).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 http://library.cern/open-access-instrumentation.