Open Access provides free, unrestricted online access to the scholarly literature to anyone in the world. Frontiers is a Gold open-access publisher. This means that we maintain our high quality of service through Article Processing Charges (APCs): manuscripts that are accepted for publication by our external editors following peer review incur a publishing fee.
Please consult the table below for information on Frontiers article publishing fees and refer to our article types page for details on the specific article descriptions.
|Articles Prices by Journal before discounts (in US$)|
|Journal||A Type Articles||B Type Articles||C Type Articles||D Type Articles|
|Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience||2,490||1,150||450||Free|
|Frontiers in Applied Mathematics and Statistics||1,150||700||450||Free|
|Frontiers in Astronomy and Space Sciences||1,150||700||450||Free|
|Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience||2,490||1,150||450||Free|
|Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology||1,900||875||450||Free|
|Frontiers in Built Environment||1,150||700||450||Free|
|Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine||1,900||875||450||Free|
|Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology||1,900||875||450||Free|
|Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology||2,490||1,150||450||Free|
|Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience||2,490||1,150||450||Free|
|Frontiers in Chemistry||1,900||875||450||Free|
|Frontiers in Communication||950||700||450||Free|
|Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience||2,490||1,150||450||Free|
|Frontiers in Digital Humanities||1,150||700||450||Free|
|Frontiers in Earth Science||1,900||875||450||Free|
|Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution||1,900||875||450||Free|
|Frontiers in Education||950||700||450||Free|
|Frontiers in Endocrinology||1,900||875||450||Free|
|Frontiers in Energy Research||1,900||875||450||Free|
|Frontiers in Environmental Science||1,900||875||450||Free|
|Frontiers in Genetics||1,900||875||450||Free|
|Frontiers in Human Neuroscience||2,490||1,150||450||Free|
|Frontiers in ICT||1,150||700||450||Free|
|Frontiers in Immunology||2,490||1,150||450||Free|
|Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience||1,900||875||450||Free|
|Frontiers in Marine Science||1,900||875||450||Free|
|Frontiers in Materials||1,900||875||450||Free|
|Frontiers in Mechanical Engineering||1,150||700||450||Free|
|Frontiers in Medicine||1,900||875||450||Free|
|Frontiers in Microbiology||2,490||1,150||450||Free|
|Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences||1,900||875||450||Free|
|Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience||2,490||1,150||450||Free|
|Frontiers in Neural Circuits||2,490||1,150||450||Free|
|Frontiers in Neuroanatomy||2,490||1,150||450||Free|
|Frontiers in Neuroinformatics||2,490||1,150||450||Free|
|Frontiers in Neurology||1,900||875||450||Free|
|Frontiers in Neurorobotics||2,490||1,150||450||Free|
|Frontiers in Neuroscience||2,490||1,150||450||Free|
|Frontiers in Nutrition||1,150||700||450||Free|
|Frontiers in Oncology||1,900||875||450||Free|
|Frontiers in Pediatrics||1,900||875||450||Free|
|Frontiers in Pharmacology||2,490||1,150||450||Free|
|Frontiers in Physics||1,900||875||450||Free|
|Frontiers in Physiology||2,490||1,150||450||Free|
|Frontiers in Plant Science||2,490||1,150||450||Free|
|Frontiers in Psychiatry||1,900||875||450||Free|
|Frontiers in Psychology||2,490||1,150||450||Free|
|Frontiers in Public Health||1,900||875||450||Free|
|Frontiers in Research Metrics and Analytics||950||700||450||Free|
|Frontiers in Robotics and AI||1,150||700||450||Free|
|Frontiers in Sociology||950||700||450||Free|
|Frontiers in Surgery||1,900||875||450||Free|
|Frontiers in Synaptic Neuroscience||1,900||875||450||Free|
|Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience||2,490||1,150||450||Free|
|Frontiers in Veterinary Science||1,900||875||450||Free|
A Type Articles: Classification, Clinical Trial, Hypothesis & Theory, Methods, Original Research, Protocols, Review, Technology Report
B Type Articles: Case Report, Clinic-Pathological Conference (CPC), Evaluation, Mini Review, Perspective
C Type Articles: Code, Data Report, Opinion
D Type Articles: Book Review, Core Concept (Young Minds), Editorial, Field Grand Challenge, Focused Review, Frontiers Commentary, General Commentary, New Discovery (Young Minds), Specialty Grand Challenge.
Research topic articles: 15% discount available for articles submitted within the Research Topic deadline. Please note that this discount only applies to A type articles and not to B or C type articles.
Chief and Associate editors: 15% discount available for all A type articles where a Field chief editor, Specialty chief editor or Associate editors is the corresponding author. Please note that this discount is not cumulative with the discount for Research topic articles so only one of these discounts is available for any article.
Review editors: 15% discount available for all A type articles where a review editor is the corresponding author and submitted within 3 months of such editor joining the editorial board or completing a Frontiers article review. Please note that this discount is not cumulative with the discount for Research topic articles so only one of these discounts is available for any article.
Institutional agreements: Please see below.
Individual discounts and waivers: Please see below.
As Open Access becomes the new standard for scholarly publishing, many institutions, funding agencies and foundations are creating Open Access Funds that cover the APCs for researchers. Frontiers is working with libraries, funding agencies and research consortia to find ways to support researchers directly. These relationships often enable us to remove some or all of the responsibility for APCs from individual authors. Learn about Frontiers Institutional Plans, which institutions are currently participating and how these can facilitate the payment of APCs by clicking here.
You can find additional information about research funders and institutions that fund open access in our Help Center.
Frontiers is committed to help researchers overcome any financial barriers to publication. In cases where authors genuinely do not have the means to pay our APCs, they can apply for full or partial waivers (Please email your application to firstname.lastname@example.org, and allow up to a week for Frontiers to review and reply to your request).
IMPORTANT: Authors wishing to apply for a waiver must do so before, or immediately after, their manuscript is submitted to avoid delays in the event that your article is accepted. Because the Frontiers editorial support team does not decide whether the article is accepted or not (this decision is completely in the hands of external editors), your request for a waiver is handled completely independently and in no way influences whether your submission is accepted or rejected for publication.
The above fees and discounts are valid for articles submitted on or after February 1, 2016. Article Processing Charges (APCs) may be subject to periodic revisions. The APC applied is the one valid at time of manuscript submission.
A pro forma invoice is created on submission of your manuscript, for complete transparency regarding APCs; it can be accessed from the Review Forum during the review process. A final invoice will only be issued once your article has been accepted for publication. APCs are payable within 30 days of the final invoice date.
Frontiers, as a Gold open-access publisher, requires the payment of an article processing charge (APC) for most accepted articles. In return, our publishing service benefits authors in the following ways:
Basic open-access services provided by most OA publishers listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ):
Advanced open-access services provided by Frontiers:
Frontiers’ APCs depend on the specific journal and the type of article to be published. Certain discounts are provided to the basic charge, such as for Research Topic participation or for editorial activity. The full range of discounts and waivers is described above.
More information can be found by reading some key Frontiers blogs, including:
If you would like to learn more about Open Access publishing, we encourage you to also watch the video below, or read some of the great resources provided by Peter Suber or the Budapest Open Access Initiative in 2002.