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Fees and funding

Article-processing charges

Open access publishing is not without costs. Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Care and Sciences therefore levies an article-processing charge of £1690.00/$2490.00/€2090.00 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 (JSPHCS) . Society covers 67% of the article-processing charge to support authors. Discounted APC for member authors in 2023 are £416.6*.
Members are able to request APC coverage at acceptance of the paper. Please refer to the journal information page on JPHCS website if you would like to join the society to take advantage of this.

*The currency is solely determined by the billing country provided: GBP (£) is used for United Kingdom, USD (US$) for the Americas, Greater China and Japan and EUR (€) for rest of the world.

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. 

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