Waiver Policy

Researchers based in less economically developed countries are able to apply for waivers and discounts to allow them to publish in this journal. Corresponding authors based in low-income countries, as categorized by the World Bank, may be eligible for a full waiver of the APC. However, this journal currently have waiver policy for the following countries: Zimbabwe, Uganda, Iran and Nigeria.

Discretionary APC waivers will be considered on a case-by-case basis at the point of submission; requests made during the review process or after acceptance will not be considered. To ensure the integrity of peer review, our team of editors and reviewers receive no information about payments at any stage.

Other Waiver Cases

As part of our initiative to fight dangerous diseases, articles which use literature or cultural aspect to fight such disease which includes HIV/AIDS and Cancer will receive full funding by the journal.