Article processing charges

Scientific Reports is an open access journal. To publish in Scientific Reports, authors are required to pay an article processing charge (APC).

The following APC (plus VAT or local taxes where applicable) will be applied to papers accepted for publication:

£1,165 (UK and rest of world)
$1,760 (The Americas)
€1,370 (Europe)
¥189,000 (Japan)*
RMB11,760 (China)

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*Please see further information about payment for authors in Japan.

Open access funding

Visit Nature Research's open access funding page for information about research funders and institutions that provide funding for APCs.

Nature Research also offers an open access funding support service to make it easier for Nature Research authors to discover and apply for APC funding. For advice on what funding is available to you, and help in approaching funders and institutions, please contact

APC waiver policy

Scientific Reports offers APC waivers for papers whose corresponding authors are based in the world's lowest income countries as defined by the World Bank. Discretionary APC waivers for authors will be considered on a case-by-case basis, and may be granted in cases of financial need. All applications for discretionary APC waivers should be made at the point of manuscript submission; requests made during the review process or after acceptance will not be considered. To request a waiver please contact Full details of our APC waiver and discount policies can be found here