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Fees and funding

Article-processing charges

Open access publishing is not without costs. Systematic Reviews therefore levies an article-processing charge of £1690.00/$2490.00/€1990.00 for each article accepted for publication, plus VAT or local taxes where applicable.

If the corresponding author's institution participates in our open access membership program, some or all of the publication cost may be covered (more details available on the membership page). We routinely waive charges for authors from low-income countries. For other countries, article-processing charge waivers or discounts are granted on a case-by-case basis to authors with insufficient funds. Authors can request a waiver or discount during the submission process. For further details, see our article-processing charge page.

Visit Springer Nature’s open access funding & support services for information about research funders and institutions that provide funding for APCs.

Springer Nature offers agreements that enable institutions to cover open access publishing costs. Learn more about our open access agreements to check your eligibility and discover whether this journal is included.

For more information on APCs please see our Journal Pricing FAQs

Systematic Reviews is involved in a pilot study of new technology enabling the setting of article processing charges (APCs) at an article-type level within a journal instead of charging at a flat rate. APCs on this journal are as follows for the duration of the pilot:

Article type APC GBP* APC EUR* APC USD*

Research

£1690

€1990

$2490

Protocol

£1690

€1990

$2490

Methodology

£1690

€1990

$2490

Commentary

£875

€995

$1200

Letter

£875

€995

$1200

Systematic Review Update

£875

€995

$1200

*plus VAT or local taxes where required

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