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Waivers and Discounts

For authors publishing in Wiley's fully Gold open access journals, Wiley offers waivers and discounts to corresponding authors based in low- and middle-income 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.


Wiley’s partnership with Research4Life enables research from authors from low- and middle-income countries to be published open access by providing automatic waivers and discounts on Article Publication Charges (APCs) for authors accepted to publish in our fully open access journals. Wiley does not currently offer waivers or discounts for authors publishing open access in a hybrid journal.


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 Herzegovia
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burma
  • Burundi
  • Cabo Verde
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Comoros
  • Cook Islands
  • 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
  • Haiti
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Ivory Coast
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Kosovo
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Macedonia
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritania
  • Micronesia (Federated States of)
  • Montenegro
  • Mozambique
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Niue
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Republic of Moldova
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Helena
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Sierra Leone
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • South Sudan
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • 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
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
  • Botswana
  • Colombia
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Fiji
  • Gabon
  • Georgia
  • Guatemala
  • Guyana
  • Honduras
  • Jamaica
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Mauritius
  • Mongolia
  • Morocco
  • Namibia
  • Nigeria
  • North Macedonia
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Seychelles
  • Sri Lanka
  • Ukraine
  • Uzbekistan
  • Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
  • Viet Nam
  • West Bank and Gaza Strip