Do all journals have an Article Publishing Charge (APC)?
No, but if you’re submitting to a fully open access (OA) journal, or a hybrid journal and choose the open access route, there is usually an APC to pay if your submission is accepted for publication. You can find the standard APC for any Taylor & Francis journal using our OA cost finder.
If you are eligible for a waiver or discount as part of your country-based waiver policy, you will be notified on the ‘Charges’ page of your submission system.
If you do not wish to request a waiver, you will be required to select who will be paying the APC invoice when issued. Also, if you have been given a discount code, there will be a space provided to apply the discount.
What is the difference between open access and free access?
Open access articles are permanently available while a free access article may be freely available for only a set period of time. Free access articles will also not usually have a creative commons license allowing reuse, while open access articles are formally licensed so that anyone may reproduce the content, provided they credit the original source.