Article Processing Charges
The Rovedar model of high-quality publishing is founded on the principles of open science and sustained by Article Processing Charges (APCs). All newly established journals in Rovedar are free of charge in their first year of publication and are supported by Rovedar. Rovedar is a debt-free company and is not repaying loans or investments, but as a high-quality open-access publisher, it should pay for journal operations of newly established journals (15%), publication costs (10%), communication (5%), IT & innovation (12%), growth (16%), general & administration expenditure (5%), discounts and waivers (23%), differential article type pricing structure (2%), and general costs, such as membership in international publishing organizations and tax (12%).
Article-processing charge (APC) helps us to cover the range of publishing services we provide. Services include the provision of online tools for editors and authors, article production and hosting, liaison with abstracting and indexing services, and customer services. Once the submitted manuscript is accepted for publication, the APC will be payable by the author/funding agency or institution.
Rovedar will ask for one-time Article Processing/Publication Charges for manuscripts accepted after the peer-review process. There are no charges for the rejected articles, no submission charges, and no surcharges for editorial processing, figures, tables, page charges, or color charges.
Withdrawing the article from the Rovedar database at submission time, during the peer review process, and before the acceptance is free of charge. The accepted and paid manuscript can be withdrawn based on reasonable requests but the APC of the article will not be refunded.
The APC will be fully waived for authors of manuscripts who are residents of a low or lower-middle-income country listed on World Bank, provided that all authors of the manuscript must be residents of these countries in order to qualify. The APC for authors of the manuscript who are residents of middle-income will be reduced to 50% based on the World Bank Middle-Income list. Please communicate with the Rovedar editorial office to ensure the waiver is correctly applied in this instance. Requests for waiver of APC must be submitted via a separate cover letter at the time of submission by the corresponding author and cosigned by an appropriate institutional official to verify that no institutional or grant funds are available for the payment of the fee. It is expected that waiver requests will be processed and authors will be notified within 2 working days. Author fees or waiver status do not affect editorial decision-making.
Rovedar will process refunds under the following conditions:
- Incorrect Licensing: If an article on the Rovedar journal website contains incorrect CC BY license or copyright information due to our error, we will rectify the error or refund the APC.
Refunds will not be provided in the following situations:
- Article Retraction or Removal: If an article is retracted or removed due to infringement of publication ethics or author warranties, the author will not be eligible for a refund. Rovedar is not required to refund the APC in such cases.
- Article Withdrawal: If an author chooses to withdraw their paper after acceptance and before publication, Rovedar is not obligated to refund the APC.
- Publication Delays: Although Rovedar strives to publish articles according to the schedule, if delays occur due to editorial or authorial changes, no refund will be processed.
- Circumstances Beyond Control: If a publication is delayed or unfulfilled due to uncontrollable circumstances, such as natural or other disasters, Rovedar is not obligated to refund the APC.