Article Processing Charges
npj Biofilms and Microbiomes is an open access journal. To publish in npj Biofilms and Microbiomes, authors are required to pay an article processing charge (APC).
The APC for all published papers is as follows:
|Article Processing Charge||The Americas*, Greater China** and Japan||United Kingdom||Europe and rest of world|
|Other article types||$1,525||£1,065||€1,240|
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Open access funding
Visit Springer Nature's open access funding page for information about research funders and institutions that provide funding for APCs.
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APC waiver policy
npj Biofilms and Microbiomes offers APC waivers and discounts for papers whose corresponding authors are based in the world's lowest income countries as defined by the World Bank. See here for further information.
Requests from other authors for APC waivers and discounts 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 prior to or at the point of manuscript submission; requests made during the review process or after acceptance will not be considered.
* The Americas = USA, Canada, Central America and South America
** Greater China = Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau