Open Access

Waiver Policy

Authors based in countries on the Research4Life list are eligible to receive waivers to publish in our Gold Open Access journals. We grant 100% waivers to articles whose corresponding authors are based in Group A countries and 50% waiver to those who are based in Group B countries as classified by Research4Life. Please contact for more information.

Authors based at institutes in eligible countries should submit their manuscript for review to their journal of choice via our manuscript submission websites. Upon acceptance, they will receive payment details at which point they will have an opportunity to indicate their eligibility for a waiver.

Discretionary waivers might also be available if you do not have access to funding to publish OA but you have a mandate to publish OA. Discretionary waivers will be assessed on a case by case basis. If you have any questions please write to