Why has my APC increased?

Modified on Mon, 10 Jun at 9:01 AM

The majority of Open Access publications require the accepted manuscript's author, institution, or research funder to pay an article processing charge (APC). APCs occasionally rise in accordance with business needs.

Over the years, our program has matured to support the changing needs of researchers and a growing level of interest in Open Access. Recently, we have updated our article processing charges (APCs) to bring them in line with market rates to better reflect the value we deliver. We have assessed these changes against the industry benchmark, and we remain on par with or below our competitors.

As an independent publisher, we are free to invest any profits we receive back into our publishing programs to improve how we support our authors, based on careful listening and feedback, and increase the reach of our content to the widest possible audience. 

We are deeply committed to promoting equity in research. Unlike many other publishers, we offer full waivers in our Gold Open Access journals to authors from all 113 countries in Group A and B identified by Research4Life as areas where researchers are most in need of financial support.

Contact Information

For more information on APCs, please see Why is there an article processing charge (APC)? and What is an article processing charge (APC)?

For further assistance, please contact our Open Access Customer Services team at openaccess@sagepub.com

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