Article Processing Charges (APCs)
Materials Engineering Research (MER) is an Open Access Journal under Syncsci Publishing. All articles published in MER are accessible electronically from the journal website without commencing any kind of payment. In order to ensure contents are freely available and maintain publishing quality, Article Process Charges (APC) is applicable to all authors who wish to submit their articles to the journal to cover the cost incurred in processing the manuscripts. Such cost will cover the peer-review, copyediting, typesetting, publishing, content depositing and archiving processes. Those charges are applicable only to authors who have their manuscript successfully accepted after peer-review.
|Materials Engineering Research||US$ 650||S$ 878|
Withdrawal of Manuscript
If you withdraw your manuscript after it has been accepted and prepare to publish, you will be charged for costs incurred at USD 150.
We encourage authors to publish their papers with us and don’t wish the cost of article processing fees to be a barrier especially to authors from the low and lower middle income countries/regions. A range of discounts or waivers are offered to authors who are unable to pay our publication processing fees. Authors can write in to apply for a waiver and requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
If an author would like their article to be published under a gold open access model, but cannot afford the APC, then individual waiver requests are considered on a case-by-case basis and may be granted in cases of genuine need. Priority for this waiver program will be given to applications by authors from countries eligible for the Research4Life program.
If you are from countries eligible and need to apply for a waiver, please email our editorial department (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the following information:
--Your name and institution with full address details
--Title of journal you wish to submit a manuscript to
--Reason for applying for a waiver
--Title of your paper
--Country of residence of all co-authors