Article Processing Charges (APC)— Open Access Journal
General Information on Horizon’s APC
Open access publishing proposes a relatively new model for scholarly journal publishing that provides immediate, worldwide, barrier-free access to the full-text of all published articles. Open access allows all interested readers to view, download, print, and redistribute any article without a subscription, enabling far greater distribution of an author's work than the traditional subscription-based publishing model. Many authors in a variety of fields have begun to realize the benefits that open access publishing can provide in terms of increasing the impact of their work world-wide.
Horizon publishes all its journals in full open access, meaning unlimited use and reuse of articles, in addition to giving credit to the authors. All our articles are published under a Creative Commons (CC BY) license.
In addition, authors who publish in Horizon open access journals retain the copyright of their work, which is released under a “Creative Commons Attribution License,” enabling the unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction of an article in any medium, provided that the original work is properly cited.
Authors pay a one-time Article Processing Charge (APC) of USD.250 per article upon acceptance to cover the costs of peer review administration and management, professional production of articles in PDF and other formats, and dissemination of published papers in various venues and website maintenance, in addition to other publishing functions. There are no charges for rejected articles, no submission charges, and no surcharges based on the length of an article, figures or supplementary data. Some items (Editorials, Corrections, Addendums, Retractions, Comments, etc.) are published free of charge. Color figures will be reproduced in color in the online version free of charge. However, in case of a print version, if it is necessary for the figures to be reproduced in color, a charge of USD50 per figure will apply.
Here is a breakdown of how our APCs are used. In calculating these values, we have followed recommendations from the Fair Open Access Alliance, an organization that promotes sustainable and transparent scholarly open access publishing. This also makes Horizon fully compliant with the requirements of Plan S, a key funder initiative to promote Open Access.
In an open access model, the publication costs of an article are usually paid from an author's research budget, or by their supporting institution, in the form of Article Processing Charges.
These Article Processing Charges replace subscription charges and allow publishers to make the full-text of every published article freely available to all interested readers.
This journal offers discount on Article Processing Charges to authors based in any of the countries which were classified by the World Bank as Low-income economies or Lower-middle-income economies. All requests can be sent directly to the journal.
This journal holds a liberal policy to allow the authors, readers, universities, and public libraries to order the hard copies of any particular number/ issue, volume or set of volumes of the journal. A minimal fee is applied to cover the printing, packaging, handling, and postal delivery of the journal volume.