Why does CRI Journals charge publication fees from authors?

All original research papers published by CRI Journals are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication. We guarantee that no university library or individual reader will ever have to pay any pay-per-view fees to access articles in the electronic version of any journal. There is hence no revenue at CRI Journals from the sale of subscriptions to the electronic version or from pay-per-view fees. Yet, the online publication process does involve costs including those pertaining to setup and maintenance of the publication infrastructure, routine operation of the journal, processing of manuscripts through peer-reviews, editing, publishing with DOI, maintaining the scholarly record, and archiving. To cover these costs, CRI Journals charges publication fees (also called Article Publishing Charges, henceforth APC) from authors and subscription charges only for its printed version.

CRI Journals offers the following licenses for all the journals:

Creative Commons Attribution-Non-commercial-NoDerivs (CC BY-NC-ND).

Allows users to: distribute and copy the article; and include in a collective work. These uses are permitted only for non-commercial purposes and provided the user: gives appropriate credit to the author(s) (with a link to the formal publication through the relevant DOI); provides a link to the license; and does not alter or modify the article.

Gold open access publication fee

To provide gold open access, this journal has a publication fee (Article Publishing Charge, APC) which needs to be met by the authors, or their institution or funders, for each article published open access. This ensures your article will be immediately and permanently free to access by everyone.

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Regular APC for CRI Open Access Journals                                          India                   Other Countries

Asian Journal of Computer Science and Technology                           Rs.2,000                          $50
Asian Journal of Engineering and Applied Technology                        Rs.2,000                          $50
Asian Journal of Electrical Sciences                                                       Rs.2,000                          $50
Asian Journal of Managerial Science                                                      Rs.2,000                          $50
Asian Journal of Science and Applied Technology                               Rs.2,000                          $50
Asian Review of Mechanical Engineering                                               Rs.2,000                          $50
The Asian Review of Civil Engineering                                                    Rs.2,000                          $50
Asian Journal of Information Science and Technology                       Rs.2,000                          $50
Asian Review of Social Sciences                                                             Rs.2,000                          $50

CRI Journals offers to waive article processing charges (APCs) until December 31, 2024.

1. Low-income countries eligible for article publishing charge waivers.

Corresponding authors with primary affiliation in countries defined by the World Bank as low-income economies are entitled to 50% APC waiver when they publish in CRI Journals.

Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Togo, Uganda, and Republic of Yemen.

2. Corresponding authors with primary affiliation in Top 50 Universities in QS World University Rankings are entitled to 100% APC waiver when they publish in CRI Journals.

CRI Journals does not request Article Submission Charges, also called Submission Fees. Nor does CRI Journals charge per page or for color figures or for any other items for which other publishers are known to charge. APC are due when a manuscript has been accepted for publication.

Refund of Article Processing Charges

CRI Journals is committed to ensure smooth and efficient processing of manuscripts with utmost care.

In order to cover the costs incurred in handling of manuscript/s, it becomes pertinent to impose Article Processing Charges (APC). However, there are certain situations in which refund of the APC may be warranted. The journal’s policy for refund of APC, stands as follows:

Refund of APC will be issued within 14 days only under the following circumstances:

  • If an error occurs on the publisher’s part, resulting in failure to publish the manuscript.
  • If multiple payments are inadvertently received against the APC of a single manuscript.

However, no refund will be processed if:

  • The author chooses to withdraw the manuscript after payment of APC.
  • The manuscript is retracted due to claims of plagiarism or copyright infringement.