Publication Fee

General Information on iRASD Journal of Economics- JOE Article Processing Charges (APC)

  • iRASD Journal of Economics- JOE is open Access journal.
  • An article processing charge (APC):

For international author's is $300 USD (including taxes where applicable) will be payable only if the manuscript is accepted after peer review.

For national authors is PKR40,000 (including taxes where applicable) will be payable only if the manuscript is accepted before peer review.

  • Authors pay a one-time Article Processing Charge (APC) to cover the costs of peer review administration and management, professional production of articles in PDF and other formats, and dissemination of published papers in various venues, in addition to other publishing functions.

Following activities and operations add details on how our APCs are justified:

  1. Publishing Operations

iRASD JOE develops and maintains its own electronic submission and peer-review website. We also run several platforms to offer different types of services for scholars.

  1. Journal publication

2.1.      Triaging—filtering of papers upon submission by internal staff and editorial board members.

2.2.      Organization of peer-review— iRASD JOE provides a high degree of assistance to Academic Editors so that they can only focus on editorial decisions. We employ in-house editors to invite reviewers, collect review reports, communicate with authors and reviewers, correspond with authors about revision, etc.

2.3.      Production—including copy-editing, typesetting, copy-editing XML and PDF conversion, and language editing. iRASD JOE provides excellent quality English editing for all accepted papers, included in the APC.

2.4.      Proofreading—Corresponding with authors to approve the final text and requesting any missing information.

2.5.      Indexing & archiving— iRASD JOE has a team dedicated to indexing relations that advise on the eligibility of a journal for application to be indexed in different databases. Our team communicates closely with the contact persons at the different databases and receives regular updates on the status of applications. We dedicate time to keep ourselves up to date on any changes in the evaluation criteria or application procedure.

  1. Marketing and Communication

iRASD JOE promotes its journals and articles through sponsorships of conferences, scholarly society events, and other promotional activities, as well as a series of awards to support researchers.

  1. General

4.1.      Management & administration include costs related to salaries of non-editorial staff and other business costs. They include all the fees paid by iRASD JOE forward membership in publishing organizations: STM Association, OASPA, SSP, as well as services such as Publons. Most membership fees are based on the level of income or size of the publisher.

4.2.      Taxes.