Open Access Publication (Gold Open Access)

Upon acceptance, authors can indicate whether they wish to make their article open access online immediately upon publication, an option which will incur a fee or “article processing charge” (APC). For information about the Creative Commons license options and APC prices for Mucosal Immunology, visit this site. Authors charged APCs will not be charged any page, color, or supplementary file charges.

Page charges

Manuscripts accepted for publication in Mucosal Immunology will incur page charges to cover, in part, the cost of publication. The charge per journal page is $46 for members of the Society for Mucosal Immunology and $77 per page for nonmembers. To take advantage of this discount, sign up to become a society member here. If an author is already a member, authors need to indicate as such in ScholarOne, during the submission process. Articles published open access, and therefore charged APCs,  will not incur page charges. 

Supplementary file charges

There is a charge of $130 for supplementary information files. Authors whose articles are published open access, and therefore charged APCs, will not incur supplementary file charges.

Color charges

Any figures submitted to Mucosal Immunology in color will be published in color in print. Figures submitted in black and white will be published in greyscale, free. Charges are $618 per page for members of the Society for Mucosal Immunology, and $721 for nonmembers. Open access articles, and therefore charged APCs, will incur no color charges. Note: Figures must be able to be clearly interpreted in black and white if submitted as such.