Waiver Policy

We offer a complete or partial fee waiver on a case-by-case basis for individual authors or author groups affiliated with a university or institute in Low-income or Lower-middle-income economies as defined by the World Bank, and which had a 2013 gross domestic product of less than 200 billion US dollars. Please check the list below. If the author group includes researchers from universities or institutes in high-income economies, the publication fee will likely not be waived.

Please mail your request for a waiver of the publication fee to waivers@co-action.net before submitting your manuscript. Requests for waivers for manuscripts that are already under peer review or have been typeset will not be granted.

The corresponding author must send the following information in the letter of request, together with any supporting documents:
– Manuscript title
– Article category
– Names and titles of all authors
– Institutional affiliations of all authors
– Type of waiver requested: Partial (indicate the amount you can pay in EUR) or Full
– Reason for waiver application
– Please explain how the research has been funded

Applications that do not contain this information will not be evaluated.

Please also note that if a project has been funded but no money has been reserved for publication, i.e. funds have been exhausted prior to the publication process, requests will be declined.

Editors and reviewers have no access to author payment information. Inability to pay will not influence their editorial decision.

Country List

Afghanistan
Armenia
Bangladesh
Benin
Bhutan
Bolivia
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cabo Verde
Cambodia
Cameroon
Cape Verde
Central African Repbulic
Chad
Comoros
Congo, Dem. Rep.
Congo, Rep.
Cote d’Ivoire
Dijbouti
El Salvador
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Gambia, The
Georgia
Ghana
Guatamala
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
Kenya
Kiribati
Korea, Dem. Rep.
Kosovo
Krygyz Republic
Lao PDR
Lesotho
Liberia
Madacascar
Malawi
Mali
Mauritania
Micronesia, Fed Sts.
Moldova
Morocco
Myanmar
Nepal
Nicaragua
Nigeria
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Rwanda
Samoa
Sao Tome and Principe
Senegal
Sierra Leone
Solomon Islands
Somalia
South Sudan
Sri Lanka
Sudan
Swaziland
Syrian Arab Republic
Tajikistan
Timor-Leste
Togo
Uganda
Ukraine
Uzbekistan
Vanuatu
Vietnam
West Bank and Gaza
Yemen, Rep.
Zambia
Zimbabwe