Peer Review Policy

waivers policy

Scholarena journals may permit waivers to a few authors who are unable to afford manuscript handling fee. Authors who wish to apply for waivers must demonstrate their inability to afford the manuscript handling fee.

Upon application, corresponding authors from Low Income Countries may be granted up to 60% waiver. See World Bank list of Low Income Countries.

Upon application, corresponding authors from Middle Income Countries may be granted up to 40% waiver. See World Bank list of Middle Income Countries.

Corresponding authors requesting for these waivers must strongly demonstrate why their waiver applications should be granted. Authors who are eligible for waivers should apply immediately after the submission of their manuscripts.

To ensure that editorial decisions are never influenced by an author's ability to pay article publication charges (APCs), all editors of scholarena journals are not involved in correspondence with authors regarding payment of article publication charges (APCs). The waiver policy is managed by administrative staff not involved in decisions regarding article acceptance.

Request for a waiver must be sent to the Accounts unit same day a manuscript is submitted.

Please send your waiver application to: contact@scholarena.com

Format of Waiver Application letter

Author(s) requesting for a waiver must strongly demonstrate why their waiver applications should be granted.

Request for a waiver must be sent same day a manuscript is submitted.

Waiver request should contain the following information

      Manuscript title

      Corresponding Author Affiliation and Country

      List co-author(s) Affiliation(s) and Country

      Reason for requesting a waiver

      How this waiver will help you