Manuscript handling fee

What is the Open Access Publication?

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 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.

Why is the manuscript handling fee charged?

All the journals of the Czech Academy of Agricultural Sciences are published within the Open Access model. However, Open access publishing is not without costs. As we do not sell online subscriptions, we need to defray its editorial and production costs by collecting manuscript handling fee (MHF) from authors who intend to publish their articles by an Open Access model.

What funding sources are available for authors?

Many institutions, funding and government agencies and foundations help the authors to cover the manuscript handling fee. Some funders allow manuscript handling fee to be included as line items on a grant, some deans and/or department heads may have discretionary funds available for Open Access publishing, or publishing in general.

How much is the MHF?

Manuscript handling fee (for all categories of manuscripts submitted since January 1, 2018):
320 EUR/article or 8 000 CZK (authors from the Czech Republic).
The price does not include VAT.

Page overlap

The maximum extent of the manuscript (Original Paper, Short Communication/Case study) is stated by the Instructions for Authors of the journal and should not be exceeded. Only in exceptional cases – approved by the Editorial Board of the journal – the page overlap will be allowed.

The overlap fee is calculated from the extent of the final version of the manuscript:
30 EUR (750 CZK)/5 000 characters (with spaces). 

Who is responsible for the MHF payment?

The person who submits the manuscript is responsible for the MHF fee  payment.

When is payment due?

Payment is due when the manuscript is accepted for publication. The authors will receive the Payment Information with the Approval Letter.


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