Open access publishing is not without costs. Journal of Internet Services and Applications therefore levies an article-processing charge of for each article accepted for publication. If the corresponding author's institution participates in our open access membership program, some or all of the publication cost may be covered (more details available on the membership page). We routinely waive charges for authors from low-income countries. For other countries, article-processing charge waivers or discounts are granted on a case-by-case basis to authors with insufficient funds. Authors can request a waiver or discount during the submission process. For further details, see our article-processing charge page.
It is the wish of the JISA team that all quality articles will be published in the journal independent of the funding capacity of the authors. Thus, if the authors are unable to pay the APC charge, we recommend that they request a waiver upon submission. The JISA team will provide support to find alternative ways of funding. In particular, a grant from the Brazilian Internet Steering Committee helps sponsor the publication of many JISA articles.
On submission of an article, the corresponding author must confirm their intended payment method, but will not be required to make any payment unless their article is editorially accepted following peer review. At this stage, the corresponding author will be notified of any payment for which they are responsible, prior to publication. Any payment agreed upon at submission is to be honoured at acceptance of the article. Should the article be rejected or withdrawn from review, this provisional arrangement is revoked.
Springer Open provides a free open access funding support service to help authors discover and apply for article processing charge funding. Visit our OA funding and policy support page to view our list of research funders and institutions that provide funding for APCs, and to learn more about our email support service.