Article Processing Charge

The Journal of Applied Botany and Food Quality charges an Article Processing Fee 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. Please read this email carefully and follow the instructions. The preferred payment method is wire transfer, but alternatives are available.

Currently, there are no waivers or discounts available. The minimal article processing fee did not allow to build up reserves for cross-financing manuscripts in the past. We are currently working on a waiver policy to amend this.

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.