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2. What do the article-processing charges pay for?
Article-processing charges pay for:
- Immediate, worldwide open access to the full article text
- Developing and maintaining electronic tools for peer review and publication
- Preparation in various formats for online publication
- Securing inclusion in CrossRef, enabling electronic citation in other journals that are available electronically
- Why do SpringerOpen journals have article-processing charges?
- What do the article-processing charges pay for?
- How much is Pastoralism charging?
- Does SpringerOpen offer discounts on article-processing charges?
- How do SpringerOpen's charges compare with other publishers?
- Are any taxes included in this charge?
- To which articles will this charge apply?
- Why a flat charge rather than one based on page numbers?
- Who is responsible for making the payment?
- Which funding agencies explicitly allow direct use of their grants to cover article-processing charges?
- How do I pay?
- Can charges be waived if the author cannot pay?
- Will I have to pay if my institution is a Member?
- Will the APC rate I am given at submission change?
- Do authors from low-income countries have to pay APCs?