Open Access publication fees: Article Processing Charges

The level of the APC depends on the journal and should be checked before submitting a manuscript. Each journal has a waiver policy.

Currently, we apply APCs for the following journals:


Waiver Policy


De Gruyter offers a generous waiver scheme for qualifying authors.

  • Manuscripts whose authors are affiliated primarily with institutions located in countries with low per-capita incomes (low-income and lower middle-income, according to World Bank classification) entitled to apply for waivers in all De Gruyter journals
  • Journal Editors receive a 15% discount on any publication charges
  • De Gruyter runs Institutional Membership agreements with universities and research institutions to secure funding for affiliated authors. These agreements entitle authors to 15% or 20% discount in APC

De Gruyter will consider individual waiver applications for authors that do not qualify for the above.