The Journal of Applied Botany and Food Quality charges an article processing charge of 400€ (incl. VAT) for all manuscripts submitted after January 1st, 2020, which are accepted for publication. This charge enables the publisher to make the published material freely available to all interested online visitors. It is independent from the number of print pages and there is no surcharge for colour figures or supplemental material. The author will be notified by email after the manuscript has passed the review process successfully. This email will contain further instructions on how to proceed, where to request the invoice and where to pay the fee. The preferred payment method is wire transfer, but alternatives are available.
Members of the publishing societies German Society for Quality Research on Plant Foods and the Section Applied Botany of the German Botanical Society are exempt from paying the article processing charge, since this is included in their respective membership fees.
Furthermore, the Journal of Applied Botany and Food Quality acknowledges the diverse financial environments our authors work in and is committed to help researchers overcome any financial barriers to publication. Thus, the Journal of Applied Botany and Food Quality offers discounts on the article processing charge on two different levels.
100% discount (APC 0€) - submissions from low income economies
40% discount (APC 260€) – submissions from low middle income economies
For maximal transparency and objectivity, this discount is based on the country of origin of the submission and its lending group classification in the World Bank Index. Relevant is the location of the institution in which the major part of the experimental work was conducted. Not relevant are nationality of the authors or the location of their current institutions. Authors may inquire with the editorial office, if their manuscript is eligible.
The editorial office reserves the right to suspend this regulation in case the current financial situation of the journal does not allow for its implementation. In this case, a notification will be published here.