Proofs will be supplied to the corresponding author to check for accuracy of the typesetting. Author(s) will be charged for alterations to the proofs beyond those needed by typesetting errors. In nearly 4 decades of publishing various journals, the editors have charged authors only twice for excessive changes.

One-Time Fee

There are NO submission fees; however, should your manuscript be accepted for publication, there will be a one-time production fee of $550. This fee is for orchestrating the vetting, editing and archiving of manuscripts. Fee also include, EOA (early online access) and typesetting of tables, figures, and/or appendices. The fee is non-negotiable. If you are not willing to address the fee, please do not submit a manuscript for it will not be published without it.

When we receive corrected proofs and payment, you will receive a clean PDF copy for immediate professional use. In addition, your article will appear online immediately for online access by journal subscribers. This will allow you to share your publication with colleagues and be quoted months in advance of the hard copy appearing in the journal. The fee for this service was also noted when you submitted your manuscript.

Open Access Option Fee

We are a peer-reviewed online journal that provides a hybrid online Open Access option. Many authors have been requesting Open Access, as they want their manuscripts accessible immediately (open access) so that they can be downloaded by anyone free of charge. Moreover, for authors eligible for PubMed Central (PMC) who also desire the 1-year embargo lifted immediately, this is included in the option. Open Access refers to scholarly journals that are available online, free of charge to the reader; without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself. As a hybrid online Open Access journal, if the Open Access option is selected, an Open Access fee of $550 is in added to the $550 one-time mandatory production fee. Thus, the author will be charged a total of $1100 for a paper accepted under the Open Access option.

Due to existing subscription contract agreements, we will only allow approximately 15% (14 – 15 articles per year) of manuscripts to be designated as Open Access. For further information contact the journal offices.