Article Processing Charges

The journal charge 

Being an Open Access publication, the process of publishing an article in this journal necessitates the payment of an Article Processing Charge (APC), which will be invoiced to the submitting author upon acceptance. The journal provides immediate, worldwide free access to all published manuscripts. Readers can view, download, print, and redistribute any article without any financial barrier, enabling greater distribution of an article. There are no submission charges, page charges, or color charges. However, the author(s) will be asked to pay an article processing charge of $50 upon the acceptance of the research paper.


What does the article processing charge cover? 

1. Editorial and peer review services: the cost of the editorial process, including the review and evaluation of submitted manuscripts by experts in the field.
2. Online hosting and maintenance: publication and maintenance of the article on the journal's website and server and hosting costs for online accessibility.
3. Digital object identifier (DOI): the assignment of a DOI to the published paper, providing a permanent link and unique identifier for easy and persistent access.
4. Free letter of acceptance: authors receive a formal letter notifying them of the acceptance of their manuscript, which can be used for academic and professional purposes.
5. Free certificate of publication: authors are provided with a certificate certifying the publication of their manuscript in the specific journal, adding to their academic credentials.
6. Indexing in academic databases: the inclusion of the article in relevant databases and indexing services like EBSCO, Google Scholar, etc. , which can enhance its visibility and discoverability. 
7. Plagiarism report: conducting a plagiarism check on the manuscript and providing authors with a detailed plagiarism report.
8. Open access provision: enabling open access to the article, allowing free access to readers.
9. Online hosting and archiving: archiving the published article for long-term accessibility.
10. Marketing and promotion: promoting the article through various channels to increase visibility.

Fast Track Submission Option

We understand that some authors may have time-sensitive research or deadlines. To accommodate such cases, our journal offers a Fast Track submission option, allowing authors to expedite the review process for their manuscripts.

Fast Track Fee: $150USD

How to Indicate Fast Track Submission:

When submitting your paper via email or through our online submission system, please make sure to indicate your preference for the Fast Track option. 

Benefits of Fast Track Submission:

The Fast Track Submission option offers authors several compelling benefits, making it an attractive choice for those looking to expedite the publication process:

1- Accelerated Review Process: The primary advantage is the expedited review of submitted manuscripts. Authors opting for the Fast Track Submission can significantly reduce the time it takes for their work to undergo peer review, editorial evaluation, and subsequent publication.

2- Timely Publication: Fast Track ensures a quicker path from submission to publication, allowing authors to disseminate their research findings promptly. This is particularly advantageous for those who need to align their publication with upcoming conferences, funding cycles, or other time-sensitive events.

3- Priority Handling: Manuscripts submitted through the Fast Track option receive priority handling from both editors and reviewers. This increased attention can contribute to a more efficient and focused review process.

4- Flexibility for Authors: Fast Track Submission offers flexibility for authors who may have specific deadlines or time constraints. It enables them to manage the publication timeline according to their individual needs and external commitments.

5- Enhanced Visibility: Faster publication can lead to quicker visibility for the author's work within the academic community. This can be beneficial for early career researchers, those seeking to establish their presence in a field, or individuals aiming to share groundbreaking findings.

6- Meeting Grant Requirements: For authors with grant-related publication deadlines, the Fast Track Submission option ensures compliance with grant requirements, enhancing their ability to secure funding and fulfill grant obligations.

Please note that the Fast Track option does not guarantee acceptance but ensures a quicker review process.

Refund Policy

Payment of Article Processing Charges is mandatory following the acceptance of a manuscript for publication. Al-Kindi does not issue refunds or cancellations under any circumstances once the manuscript has been accepted.

Methods of Payment

1- PayPal
2- Payoneer
3- Visa, Visa debit, Visa Electron, MasterCard, UnionPay, Discover, American Express or Maestro
4- Western Union, MoneyGram, and Xpress Money
5- Bank Transfer