All articles in the “SocioEconomic Challenges” Journal are published in a fully open access format. All papers are published under a Creative Commons (CC BY) license.
The “SocioEconomic Challenges” Journal provides Gold Open Access, which means that every reader has free access (to read and download) to the full text of all published papers, and can re-use the published content if proper citation of the original paper is provided. Gold Open Access is provided to readers by the authors or their institutions/research funders upon submitting a publication fee (Article Processing Charge, APC) for accepted papers.
The author, institution or research sponsor pays an Article Processing Charge if the article is accepted for publication after being peer reviewed (there are no submission or review fees). The APC covers the costs for copy editing, text formatting, creating figures and tables and administering the peer-review process, article archiving, as well as site administration (hosting the articles on-site, its maintenance and support), the promotion of the journal and articles (distribution of the journal’s content, serving the indexing services, etc) and customers support. The cost for article processing is set according to the cost sheet, which is calculated annually (may be periodically adjusted) and approved by the regulatory framework of Sumy State University.
The APC is paid to the official account of Sumy State University and is EUR 50. The payment does not depend on the length of an article. Authors can order a hard copy of the issue byinforming the Editorial office and covering the shipping cost, which depends on the author’s country.
Discounts are available for authors. The decision regarding discounts is made at the discretion of the Editorial Board as agreed with the Publisher – Sumy State University. Clarifications and consultations on all financial matters (including discounts) and invoices are provided by the managing editor: email@example.com
The following options for discounts can be applied:
In case of a personal discount, the author should communicate with the Editorial office and send a request with justification of discount for Article Processing Charge or for the waiver of the publication fee. All cases are considered individually by the Editorial office.
SocioEconomic Challenges follows the recommendation of the Fair Open Access Alliance to provide transparent fee structures considering the Principle 5 of Plan S.
Sources of Support/Financing
The journal is funded by a fee for scientific editing and institutional support from the publisher – Sumy State University.
The Article Processing Charge can be paid via an online payment service. For further information on payment, please contact the Managing Editor.