Open Access and Article Processing Charge (APC)

All articles published in Scientia Pharmaceutica (ISSN 2218-0532) are published in full open access. An article processing charge (APC) of CHF 1000 (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 ( 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.

Local VAT or Sales Tax will be added if applicable.

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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).


A subscription to a hard copy of the journal, printed by the Austrian Pharmaceutical Society (Österreichische Pharmazeutische Gesellschaft, ÖPhG) at the following price:

Volume 92 (2024) / 4 issues: € 420 + 10% VAT + delivery costs

Order should be placed via an e-mail to [email protected]. German language clients may use the "Online-Shop" of "Österreichischer Apothekerverlag" or send an e-mail to [email protected]

Please note the print publication dates (end of each quarter): Issue 1: March 30th, Issue 2: June 30th, Issue 3: September 30th, Issue 4: December 30th. Issues are typically dispatched 2-4 weeks prior to the official print publication date. However, due to slow mail delivery for some foreign countries (1-5 weeks) missing issues should be claimed after 6 weeks at the earliest.


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