3. Journal Selection

Financial Considerations

What Will It Cost to Publish?

There may be costs associated with publishing in a journal. Information about applicable fees and charges is generally available on a journal’s website or in its author instructions. Below are examples of common publication fees:

  • Pre-publication fees
    • Submission fees
    • Membership fees
  • Post-acceptance fees
    • Article processing charges (APCs) for open access publication
    • Page charges (based on article length)
    • Color figure handling fees
    • Voluntary payment (if you would like to support the publishing society financially)

Here are the fees to publish in Optica Publishing Group journals, as well as our discount and waiver policy.