(APC) POLICY

All articles published in The Scholar are published in full open access. In order to provide free access to readers, and to cover the costs of peer review, DOI Charges copyediting, typesetting, long-term archiving, and journal management, an article processing charge (APC) of 35,000 PKR applies to papers accepted after the peer-review process. Pakistani Universities Ph.D. Scholars will submit only 30,000 PKR.

Article-processing charges will be submitted in Bank Draft OR Online in the Account Research Gateway Society. 

APC waivers and discounts

There are no Article submission charges right now. All articles would be gone through desk and internal review. The articles selected for further international peer-review will be subjected to the charges mentioned above.

Papers whose first authors are based in countries with lower-middle-income economies and with a 2020 gross domestic product (GDP) of less than 200 billion US dollars are eligible for a 50% discount (reference –(World Bank 1st July 2021).

Please request your waiver or discount at the point of submission.

Low-income countries: full APC waiver

  • Afghanistan
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Congo, Dem. Rep.
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Gambia
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Haiti
  • Liberia
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Mozambique
  • Niger
  • Rwanda
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • South Sudan
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Tajikistan
  • Togo
  • Uganda
  • Yemen, Rep.

Lower-middle-income countries with GDP below $200 billion (USD): 50% APC discount

  • Algeria
  • Angola
  • Benin
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Cabo Verde
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Comoros
  • Congo, Rep.
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Djibouti
  • El Salvador
  • Eswatini
  • Ghana
  • Honduras
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Kyrgyz Republic
  • Lao PDR
  • Lesotho
  • Mauritania
  • Micronesia, Fed. Sts.
  • Moldova
  • Mongolia
  • Morocco
  • Myanmar
  • Nepal
  • Nicaragua
  • Papua New Guinea
  • São Tomé and Principe
  • Senegal
  • Solomon Islands
  • Sri Lanka
  • Tanzania
  • Timor-Leste
  • Tunisia
  • Ukraine
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • West Bank and Gaza
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe