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Waivers and Discounts

For authors publishing in Wiley Open Access journals, Wiley offers waivers and discounts to corresponding authors based in developing countries.


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 Article Publication Charges (APCs). The automatic waiver system will be managed by administrative staff not involved in decisions regarding article acceptance. We ask authors not to discuss any issues concerning payment with editors.


In addition to the Research4Life countries listed below, 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 based in the following countries are eligible to receive an automatic waiver for APCs* when publishing in a Wiley Open Access journal:


*Automatic waivers will only be applied if the corresponding author requests a waiver at the payment step during article submission.


  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Angola
  • Bangladesh
  • Belarus
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bhutan
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cabo Verde
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Comoros
  • Congo
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Cuba
  • Democratic People's Republic of Korea
  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Djibouti
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Haiti
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Kosovo (in accordance with Security Council resolution 1244 (1999))
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritania
  • Micronesia (Federated States of)
  • Montenegro
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Nepal
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Republic of Moldova
  • Rwanda
  • Samoa
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Sierra Leone
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • South Sudan
  • Sudan
  • Swaziland
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Tajikistan
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tokelau
  • Tonga
  • Tunisia
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • United Republic of Tanzania
  • Vanuatu
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Automatic Discounts

Corresponding authors based in the following countries are eligible to receive a 50% discount on APCs* when publishing in a Wiley Open Access journal:


*Automatic discounts can only be applied if the corresponding author selects to pay directly or arrange for payment at the payment step during article submission.


  • Algeria
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Armenia
  • Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
  • Botswana
  • Cook Islands
  • Dominica
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Fiji
  • Gabon
  • Georgia
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guyana
  • Honduras
  • Jamaica
  • Jordan
  • Libya
  • Maldives
  • Mauritius
  • Mongolia
  • Morocco
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Nigeria
  • Niue
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Paraguay
  • Saint Helena
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Seychelles
  • Sri Lanka
  • Suriname
  • Ukraine
  • Uzbekistan
  • Viet Nam
  • West Bank and Gaza Strip