The Article Processing Charge (APC) Policy

What is the Open Access Publication?

Nowadays, readers pay to access articles either through a subscription or by paying a fee each time they download an article. With the escalation of journal subscription charges, universities, research institutes, and libraries may subscribe to fewer journals, and hence this may limit the range of articles available to readers. The open-access model of publication allows all interested readers to view, download, print, and redistribute any article without a subscription which may enable far greater distribution of an author's work. Through the open-access model, the scientific community and the general public can immediately access all content published in the journals for free as soon as it is published on the Internet.

What are article processing charges?

The Black Sea Journal of Health Science (e-ISSN: 2619-9041) is published within the Open Access model. However, Open access publishing is not without costs. As we do not sell online subscriptions, all articles are subjected to an article processing charge (APC). Therefore, according to the countries in the map below, author/s pay a one-time 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. Also, all editors, authors, and readers registered in the DergiPark system subscribe to all issues published in the Black Sea Journal of Health Science free of charge.

Article-processing charges explained

We are committed to making the costs of publishing as clear as possible. The article processing charge for The Black Sea Journal of Health Science is displayed on its homepage. When a manuscript is submitted, it passes through the many different processes at the journal to ensure that quality checks, peer review, production, and article promotion are carried out promptly and to a high standard.

Article Processing Include:
Editorial Screening - performs the initial technical and ethical checks,
Editorial Operations - help the journal's Editors manage the review process,
Article Production - converts the manuscript to a professionally typeset article,
Article Proofing - coordinates the proofing process supporting authors and editors,
Editorial Quality Assurance - performs a final check to ensure that the manuscript and its review process adhere to the journal's guidelines and policies,
Journal Development - support our authors, editors, and reviewers, ensure the journal is indexed as widely as possible and published articles receive the attention they deserve,
Technology teams - build and maintain our easy-to-use, state-of-the-art systems.

The main reasons for the article processing charge (APC) are as follows;
1. To provide free access (Open Access) to readers,
2. DOI applications,
3. Personnel expenses for copyediting and typesetting,
4. Long-term archiving and journal management.

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