Article Processing Charge (APC) Policy

  1. Introduction At CENTRAL ASIA AND THE CAUCASUS (CAC) Journal, we are committed to ensuring that high-quality research is accessible to the widest possible audience. To cover the costs of publication and ensure that all accepted articles are published with free and universal access, we charge an Article Processing Charge (APC). This APC policy outlines the principles, procedures, and criteria for APCs in our journal.
  2. APC Structure

Standard APC: The standard APC for publishing an article in CAC is 1219 USD. This fee covers the costs associated with editorial processes, peer review management, typesetting, online hosting, and archiving.

Waiver: We are committed to supporting researchers worldwide, especially those from low-income and lower-middle-income countries. We offer the waiver

For corresponding authors from lower-middle-income countries as classified by the World Bank.

For authors with demonstrated financial need or those from institutions with limited funding.

  1. Application for Waiver: Authors wishing to apply for a waiver should indicate this during the submission process. The application should include:
  • A brief justification for the request.
  • Any supporting documentation that can assist in the evaluation of the request.

Applications will be reviewed by the editorial team, and decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis.

  1. Payment Procedure: Once an article is accepted for publication, the corresponding author will be contacted with an invoice for the APC. Payment is required before the article is published and can be made via the following methods:
  • Credit/Debit Card
  • Bank Transfer
  • PayPal

If you have any difficulties with the payment process, please contact our editorial office at editor@ca-c.org  for assistance.

  1. Refund Policy: APCs are non-refundable.
  2. Transparency and Fairness: Our APC policy is designed to be transparent, fair, and to support the dissemination of high-quality research. We periodically review our APC policy to ensure it aligns with the journal’s goals and the needs of our authors and readers.
  3. Contact Information: For any questions or concerns regarding the APC policy, please contact our editorial office at editor@ca-c.org.

Thank you for your understanding and support of open access publishing. We are dedicated to ensuring that your research is widely accessible and has a lasting impact on the global academic community.