Articles published in the IJBES are Open-Access and freely available online immediately upon publication. This is made possible by an article-processing charge (APC) that covers the provision of online tools for editors and authors, article production and hosting, liaison with abstracting and indexing services, and other editorial services.

The article-processing fee for accepted articles is 180.00 USD.
Submission fees are NOT charged.

Article-processing fee waivers and discounts

IJBES applies a %15 discount to authors from low-income countries classified by the World Bank, and %15 for reviewers who sufficiently completed the review process.

Please note:

  • Reviewers are granted cumulative discounts (see the Benefits for reviewers)

IMPORTANT: IJBES imposes high English language and scientific medical writing standards. For manuscripts with less than optimal English language, authors must provide the corrected manuscript and a certificate of professional language editing or scientific medical writing. Else, authors may choose to arrange the paid Journal's language editing and scientific medical writing service.

The Journal publishes only high-quality figures. The content of the figures (graph or composite figures quality, image colors, brightness and contrast, font legibility, spelling errors), as well as figure resolution, have to be of high quality. If the figures are suboptimal, the authors will be asked to improve the figures. If the authors are not able to improve the figures themselves, they may use the paid Journal's figure editing service.

Low-income economies 


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