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From 2017-2021, all APCs will be covered by the Pakistan Science Mission (PSM). Authors whose work is accepted for publication in the International Journal of Alternative Fuels and Energy before January 1, 2022, will therefore not be responsible for paying APCs.
Beginning in 2022, PSM will partially subsidize APCs, allowing authors to pay the below reduced rates:
APC rate: $30 USD for international authors and 3000 PKR for Pakistani authors.
These rates are exclusive of any taxes or duties that may be levied or assessed on it.
The PSM Journals will offer APC waivers to authors in the developing world. Corresponding authors from low-income countries (as classified by the World Bank) are eligible to apply for 100% waiver on article processing charges (APCs). Corresponding authors from lower-middle-income countries are eligible to apply for a 50% discount on APCs. Additionally, full or partial waivers may be available to those experiencing financial hardships. Waivers may be requested at any point in the editorial workflow (pre-submission to acceptance) but are not granted until acceptance. Contact the PSM Editorial Office to inquire about waivers.