Open Access

npj Systems Biology and Applications makes all content freely available to all researchers worldwide, ensuring maximum dissemination of content through the platform. Content is published online on a weekly basis to provide timely communication to the community and keep publication times to a minimum. All papers published in the journal are open access, and each paper is clearly marked with the ‘Open’ icon next to the title.

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Creative Commons License

npj Systems Biology and Applications   articles are made open access online and freely accessible, immediately upon publication under a CC BY license (Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License). Authors are also permitted to post the final, published PDF of their article on a website, institutional repository or other free public server, immediately on publication, and individual authors can submit the final accepted version of their manuscript to PubMed Central and Europe PubMed Central upon publication.

Open Access and Charges

Authors whose papers are accepted for publication in npj Systems Biology and Applications  are required to pay an article-processing charge(APC).

The APC for npj Systems Biology and Applications  is as follows (plus VAT or local taxes where applicable):

Article Processing Charge The Americas, China and Japan United Kingdom                      Europe and rest of world  
Original Article $2,800 £1,840 €2,180
Other article types $1,140 £750 €890

Reduced rates are available for both Original articles and other article types, these are outlined in the table above.

Open Access Funding

We offer an APC support service to make it easier for authors to discover and apply for open access funding. To learn more please visit our website.

APC Waiver Policy

Please visit our website to learn more about our waiver policy, and how to make an application.

Publishing Open Access

Visit our open research site for detailed information about publishing open access in npj Systems Biology and Applications

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