Article Processing Charges
npj Ocean Sustainability is an open access journal. To publish in npj Ocean Sustainability, authors are required to pay an article processing charge (APC).
The APC* for all published papers is as follows, plus VAT or local taxes where applicable:
$1,890 (The Americas**, Greater China***, and Japan)
£1,290 (United Kingdom)
€1,570 (Europe & Rest of the World)
*This price represents a discounted APC rate for articles accepted in 2022 and 2023. The full APC rate is $2,490; £1,690 and €2,090.
The APC is determined at the date of acceptance. For a list of our APCs please see here. Visit our open research site for further information about Open Access at Springer Nature and APC FAQs.
Open access funding
Visit Springer Nature's open access funding page for information about research funders and institutions that provide funding for APCs.
Springer Nature also offers an open access funding support service to make it easier for Springer Nature 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 our Open Research Support Team.
APC waiver policy
We offer APC waivers and discounts for papers published in our fully open access journals whose corresponding authors are based in the world’s lowest income countries (see our APC waivers and discounts policy 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 APC waivers and discounts should be made as part of the submission process; requests made during the review process or after acceptance will not be considered. For more information on APCs, please see our Journal Pricing FAQs.
** The Americas = USA, Canada, Central America and South America
*** Greater China = Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau