Article Processing Charges

The PSM Microbiology is an open-access journal supported by article processing charges (APCs). There are no submission charges.

APC Rates

The following APC rates are applicable to the PSM Microbiology journal.

From 2016-2020, all APCs were covered by the PSM. Authors whose work is accepted for publication in PSM Microbiology before January 1, 2021, will therefore not be responsible for paying APCs.

Beginning in 2021, PSM will partially subsidize APCs, allowing authors to pay the below-reduced rates:

APC rate: 50 USD for international authors and 8000 PKR for Pakistani authors.

These rates are exclusive of any taxes or duties that may be levied or assessed on it.

The PSM Journals will offer APC waivers to authors in the developing world. Corresponding authors from low-income countries (as classified by the World Bank) are eligible to apply for 100% waiver on article processing charges (APCs). Corresponding authors from lower-middle-income countries are eligible to apply for a 50% discount on APCs. Additionally, full or partial waivers may be available to those experiencing financial hardships. Waivers may be requested at any point in the editorial workflow (pre-submission to acceptance) but are not granted until acceptance. Contact the PSM Editorial Office to inquire about waivers.