To accelerate the impact of the potential research findings, USG adopts open access model to provide immediate, worldwide, barrier-free access to all articles published. To make this happen and to offset operational and technical expenses—including those for online hosting, developing and maintenance of electronic tools, devices, and systems for peer review management and journal production, archiving and securing inclusion in indexing databases—the article publication costs will be in the form of an Article processing charge (APC) of $725. However, USG believes that lack of funds should not be a barrier to open-access publication and will consider a discount or waiver to the APC on a case-by-case basis.
Original Research Articles, Case Reports: 725 USD
Other Articles (Reviews, Short Communications, etc.): 650 USD
Letters to the Editor: 249 USD
There are no publication charges for Editorials.