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Waivers and Discounts

For authors publishing in Wiley Open Access journals, Wiley offers waivers and discounts to 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. These additional waivers will be managed by the editors and may be discussed with them.


Automatic Waivers

Authors based in the following countries are eligible to receive an automatic waiver for APCs when publishing in a Wiley Open Access journal:


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

Automatic Discounts

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


  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Armenia
  • Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Cook Islands
  • Dominica
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Fiji
  • Gabon
  • Georgia
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guyana
  • Honduras
  • Iraq
  • Jamaica
  • Jordan
  • Kosovo (in accordance with Security Council resolution 1244 (1999))
  • Libya
  • Maldives
  • Mauritius
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
  • Namibia
  • Naura
  • Nigeria
  • Niue
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Paraguay
  • Saint Helena
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Sri Lanka
  • Suriname
  • The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
  • Tunisia
  • Ukraine
  • Uzbekistan
  • Viet Nam
  • West Bank and Gaza Strip