How much does it cost to publish a scientific article

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Alex Malov 12-05-2021

The importance of scientific publications is undeniable. Publications help students, graduate students, PhD candidates, doctoral students, professors and researchers in the successful development of an academic career, finding academic positions, including abroad, and obtaining funding for research. However, those who are just beginning their acquaintance with the world of scientific periodicals have a number of questions related to journals. One of the most important is how much it costs to publish an article in a scientific journal.

What determines the cost of publications in scientific journals?

The cost of publications depends on many factors and varies depending on the journal. It is necessary to take into account the popularity of the journal, its relevance in the scientific community, the impact factor, subject matter, requirements for articles, members of the editorial board and the general level of published articles. For example, in Russia journals included in the list of recommended publications of the Higher Attestation Commission (HAC) will accept an article for publication for a more larger amount of money than journals that are not included in the list.

Many publishers are ready to help authors publish their papers.

The cost in this case depends on:

  1. The readiness of your paper.

    Is your manuscript complete? Does it need revision by the staff of the publishing house? Do you need to modify the structure of the manuscript and adjust it to meet the requirements? Have you met all the requirements stated by the journal? The final price of the publication depends on the answers to these questions.

  2. The timing of the journal’s publication.

    The faster you need a published article, the more expensive it will cost to publish. In addition, it is important to remember that the higher impact factor of the journal, the longer you have to wait to publish your article, and the more expensive the cost can be. In some cases, a delay in publication may be highly undesirable because of a lot factors. For example, competing research group may publish results on similar topics earlier. Therefore, it is important to consider a few journals for publication.

  3. The content of your work.

    For the publication of report, theoretical work and practical experiment paper, the publisher may request a different amount of money. For example, for journals included in the RSCI, the cost of publication can start from $ 10 for an article consisting of 10 sheets.

Thus, the pattern is simple - the more work you are ready to do on your own, the lower the final publication price.

The cost of publishing VAK

In Russia the publication of articles in journals from the list of the Higher Attestation Commission (known as VAK) is necessary for every applicant applying for a scientific degree. So, for example, for the defense of a candidate's dissertation, at least two publications in journals from the list are required, and for a doctoral dissertation, at least ten.

VAK journals can be established by both commercial and non-commercial organizations. Non-profit, as a rule, include research institutes and universities. In the journals of non-profit founders, you can try to publish the article for free.

The demand for academic journals among potential authors allows publishers to raise the cost of publication in comparison with journals not included in the list.

Publication price varies from 1,000 to 15,000 Russian rubles and more

For example:

  • On average, the cost of publishing a scientific article will be 1000 rubles;
  • The price of publication and reviewing of the article will cost 1500 rubles;
  • Publication in some fee-based journals will cost from 6,000 and more (due to surcharges for urgency, the price may increase up to 15,000 rubles).

In addition, the cost of publication in journals from the recommended list of the Higher Attestation Commission can be influenced by:

  1. Number of issues per year.
  2. The number of articles published in one issue.

In order to find out the cost of publication in a particular journal, read the information on the official page of the publication or in our catalog.

The catalog of scientific journals on our website contains dozens of scientific journals available for publication of works. Use the convenient filters and choose the most suitable journal for your topic. The page of each publication contains comprehensive information about the cost and timing of publications.

If you are not sure about the choice and would like to receive an advice on a suitable journal, please contact our experts. The staff will be happy to select a journal for your work and will provide comprehensive support at all stages - from writing a manuscript to correspondence with the editorial board of the journal, going through peer review process, and until your article appears on the pages of the selected journal.