Publication Charges

To cover publication costs Wiley Open Access journals charge an Article Publication Charge (APC). APCs vary by journal. To see a full list of APC prices for Wiley fully open access journals and subscription journals which offer open access, please see our Article Publication Charges page.

Discounts and Waivers

Society and Manuscript Transfer Discounts

Many journals offer APC discounts to society members or for manuscript transfers. The single highest discount applies (discounts are exclusive of each other and cannot be accumulated). To qualify for the society member discount the corresponding author must be a member in good standing and must obtain further discount information through the relevant society website.

Developing Country Waivers and Discounts

For all Wiley Open Access journals, automatic APC waivers and discounts will be given to authors from countries on the Waivers and Discounts List. Authors should submit a waiver or discount request during the submission of their article.

Taxes on publication charges

European Union Authors and Institutions resident in any of the EU countries that participate in VAT that are not registered for VAT will have Value-Added Tax (VAT, at their local relevant rate) to add.

If the Author/Institution is VAT registered, by providing their VAT registration number a tax invoice can be accommodated under the reverse charge. (This is a mechanism where VAT would not need to be added to the payment). The VAT registered customer will account for the VAT when they prepare their VAT return as both an “in” and an “out”, producing a nil effect.
Canada GST and HST will be applied on digital publishing services supplied to Canadian customers at the applicable rate depending on the province.

Payment of publication charges

When submitting an article to a Wiley Open Access journal, the submitting author must agree to pay the publication charge minus any eligible discount (or request a waiver). After acceptance the article will enter the production cycle and the author will be asked to pay the publication charge for the journal minus any eligible discount. When final formatting corrections are made and the author approves their article for publication, payment of the publication charge must be received before the article will be published online. The submitting author assumes responsibility for the article processing charge, and Wiley will not issue refunds of any kind.

Payment can be made by any of the following methods:

  • Credit card payment can be made online using a secure payment form.
  • Cheque, purchase order, or institutional invoice (payment is due within 30 days).
  • Authors with a billing address in mainland China are now able to pay APCs through AliPay.

Prompt payment is advised, as the article will not be published until payment is received.


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