Article Processing Charge (APC)

All articles published by CPOJ are permanently available online to the public without any restrictions or subscription fees. All articles are permitted to be used, copied, and distributed, on condition that appropriate acknowledgement is included. There is no charge associated with submitting a manuscript to the journal. Submitted manuscripts will be peer-reviewed (double-blind system) by two to three experts. This process may take up to seven weeks. Based on the comments provided by the reviewers, our editorial team will proceed to accept, reject, or return the submission for initial revision. (Review process).

Authors are required to pay an Article Processing Charge (APC) after their manuscript has been accepted for publication. The APC covers several journal costs (i.e. electronic archiving, administrative, membership, journal development, formatting articles, disseminating the content of the journal, etc). APC will not be refunded during instances of article retraction. In cases of plagiarism, or disputed authorship, CPOJ reserves the right to retract the published article and if necessary, take legal action.

Article Processing Charge is based on article type. However, for the first year of publication only, the APC has been waived. There is no APC for invited articles. CPOJ will provide a waiver or discount if authors are based in a country classified by the World Bank* as a low-income or a lower-middle-income economy. For more information, please contact CPOJ Editorial office.

Article Processing Charges:

Research Article, Review Article: USD 1800 (APC has been waived for the first year of publication)
Case Study/Case Series, Clinical Note: USD 1500 (APC has been waived for the first year of publication)
Professional Opinion, Editorial:  No APC
Special Issue Article: USD 1800 (APC has been waived for the first year of publication)
Poster/Thesis: No APC

*World Bank Country and Lending Groups “For the current 2018 fiscal year, low-income economies are defined as those with a GNI per capita, calculated using the World Bank Atlas method, of $1,005 or less in 2016; lower middle-income economies are those with a GNI per capita between $1,006 and $3,955. You can download the current classification by income in XLS format