Waivers and Discounts

Wiley’s partnership with Research4Life enables research from institutions in low- and middle-income countries and locations to be published open access by providing automatic waivers and discounts on Article Publication Charges (APCs). The full list of countries and locations is below.

Waivers and discounts are only applicable for authors accepted to publish in our fully open access journals. Eligibility is determined based on the affiliation(s) provided at manuscript submission for the corresponding author.1 Wiley does not currently offer waivers or discounts for authors publishing open access in a hybrid journal.

To ensure that editorial decisions are never influenced by ability to pay, it is Wiley policy that editors of open access journals are not involved in correspondence with authors regarding payment of APCs. The APC calculation system automatically applies a waiver or discount when applicable, and there is no action for authors. We ask authors not to discuss any issues concerning payment with editors.

In addition to the Research4Life partnership, some journals may offer additional waiver initiatives for APCs. These additional APC waivers will be managed by the editors and may be discussed with them.

Automatic Waivers

Corresponding authors from institutions in the following countries and locations are eligible to receive an automatic waiver for APCs when publishing in a Wiley fully open access journal:


  • Afghanistan
  • Angola
  • Bangladesh
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bhutan
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cabo Verde
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Comoros
  • Congo
  • Cook Islands
  • Côte d’Ivoire
  • Cuba
  • Democratic People's Republic of Korea
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Eswatini
  • Ethiopia
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Grenada
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Iran
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritania
  • Micronesia (Federated States of)
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Niue
  • Palau
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Republic of Moldova
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Helena
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • South Sudan
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Tajikistan
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tokelau
  • Tonga
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Republic of Tanzania
  • Vanuatu
  • West Bank and Gaza Strip
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Automatic Discounts

Corresponding authors from institutions in the following countries and locations are eligible to receive an automatic 50% discount2 on APCs when publishing in a Wiley fully open access journal:


  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Belarus
  • Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Colombia
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Fiji
  • Gabon
  • Georgia
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Iraq
  • Jamaica
  • Jordan
  • Kosovo
  • Libya
  • Mauritius
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
  • Namibia
  • Nigeria
  • North Macedonia
  • Pakistan
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Sri Lanka
  • Tunisia
  • Uzbekistan
  • Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
  • Viet Nam

1If there are multiple corresponding authors, one should be designated as the responsible corresponding author.


2If a corresponding author also qualifies for other discounts, only the highest discount will be applied as discounts cannot be combined.