Waiver Policy

For Journal Editors

Articles from our Editors and Members of the Editorial Board will be published with 25 % waiver fee. The  partial waiver fee is applicable for 1 paper in each calendar year.

For Reviewers

Reviewers who review the manuscript within the specified time will be given a 10% waiver on the total publication charges for one manuscript if it is submitted as first author or corresponding author. The  partial waiver fee is applicable for 1 paper in each calendar year.

For Authors

The journal offers waivers to authors from Lower middle-Income Countries (20% waiver on the actual APC) and authors from Lower Income Countries (50% waiver on the actual APC) depending on quality of work and other special considerations.

Phcog.Net Journals reserve the right to approve or reject any waiver application. Waiver decision will be communicated to the corresponding author within one week after the request is received.

Waiver applications should be submitted before submitting the manuscript online to

Please include the below details when requesting a fee waiver:

  • Name of the author and co-authors
  • Name and address of Institution
  • Journal Name
  • Manuscript title
  • Manuscript Number

For waiver related queries, Please write to publishing@phcog.net