Fees and funding
Open access publishing is not without costs. Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Care and Sciences therefore levies an article-processing charge of £1420.00/$2220.00/€1810.00 for each article accepted for publication, plus VAT or local taxes where applicable.
We routinely waive charges for authors from low-income countries. For other countries, article-processing charge waivers or discounts are granted on a case-by-case basis to authors with insufficient funds. Authors can request a waiver or discount during the submission process. For further details, see our article-processing charge page.
JPHCS offers a discount on the article-processing charge, if the first author of an article is a member of the Japanese Society of Pharmaceutical Health Care and Sciences. Please contact the Society Administration Office if you would like to join the society to take advantage of this.
For non-members of the Society, some or all of the publication cost may be covered if the corresponding author's institution participates in our open access membership program (more details available on the membership page).
BioMed Central provides a free open access funding support service to help authors discover and apply for article processing charge funding. Visit our OA funding and policy support page to view our list of research funders and institutions that provide funding for APCs, and to learn more about our email support service.
Official journal of JSPHCS
Annual Journal Metrics
49 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
46 days to first decision for all manuscripts
108 days from submission to acceptance
32 days from acceptance to publication