Publish in an open-access journal

Read about our open access policies, article processing charges, and funding. Search PSM journals to find the right home for your open-access research.

Choose your open access route

You can publish open access in any of our journals through our gold, and platinum routes.

Gold open access

Gold OA makes the final version of an article freely and permanently accessible for everyone, immediately after publication. Gold OA articles can be published either in fully OA journals (where all the content is published OA) or hybrid journals (a subscription-based journal that offers an OA option which authors can choose if they wish). The primary advantage of Gold OA is that your published work is available immediately without restrictions. With gold OA, you can freely share your article, and anyone (with an internet connection) can access your work for free. PSM is currently publishing fully open access journals.

Publish in fully open access journal

All articles published in our fully open access journals are published gold OA. Your article will undergo full peer review and you will be invoiced for the article processing charge (APC).

Fully open access journals

PSM Biological Research

PSM Veterinary Research

PSM Microbiology

PSM’s Article Processing Charges (APC)

PSM publishes all its journals in full open access, meaning unlimited use and reuse of articles, in addition to giving credit to the authors. All our articles are published under a Creative Commons (CC BY NY) license.

Authors pay a one-time Article Processing Charge (APC) to cover the costs of peer review administration and management, professional production of articles in PDF and other formats, and dissemination of published papers in various venues, in addition to other publishing functions. Our journals do not have submission fees. If any manuscript is rejected during the peer review process, then the authors have not to pay any charge. Some items (Editorials, Corrections, Addendums, Retractions, Comments, etc.) are published free of charge.

Article processing charge (APC) waiver policy

PSM is committed to making open access accessible and inclusive to all and supports publication of research from low- or middle-income countries. This is why we invest in a waiver programme that allows authors from these countries to publish their work in our fully open access titles with a discount. PSM offers a generous waiver scheme for qualifying authors. Corresponding authors from low-income countries (as classified by the World Bank) are eligible to apply for 50% waiver on article processing charges (APCs). Corresponding authors from lower middle-income countries are eligible to apply for a 25% discount on APCs. PSM members will receive a receive a 15% discount on APCs. 

Open access refund policy (APC/CPC/BPC)

Prior to publication, a refund may be awarded in the following circumstances: If there is a reason the article can’t be published; for example, on the advice of our legal team, we may decline the article and refund the APC.

Platinum open access

We publish platinum, also referred to as sponsored, open access journals in partnership with organizations such as universities and associations. There are no processing charges associated with these.

Sponsored journals

International Journal of Alternative Fuels and Energy

International Journal of Nanotechnology and Allied Sciences

International Journal of Molecular Microbiology

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PSM is a nonprofit scientific publisher, innovator, and advocacy organization with a library of open access journals, books, and other scientific literature.

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