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13. Will the APC rate I am given at submission change?
No. The APC payable for an article is determined at the time payment has to be agreed as part of the submission process. This means:
- If the APC goes up between submission and publication, you still pay the lower APC.
- If the exchange rates change between submission and publication, an author still pays the amount in their applicable currency that they agreed to pay on submission.
- If an institution ceases to be a Member between submission and publication of an author’s article, they still receive Membership benefits. Conversely, if an institution becomes a member after the author submits an article, that article will not in general be covered by the Membership.
- Why do BioMed Central journals have article-processing charges?
- What do the article-processing charges pay for?
- How much is BMC Pediatrics charging?
- Does BioMed Central offer discounts on article-processing charges?
- Are any taxes included in this charge?
- To which articles will this charge apply?
- Why a flat charge rather than one based on page numbers?
- Who is responsible for making the payment?
- Which funding agencies explicitly allow direct use of their grants to cover article-processing charges?
- How do I pay?
- Can charges be waived if the author cannot pay?
- Will I have to pay if my institution is a Member?
- Will the APC rate I am given at submission change?
- Do authors from low-income countries have to pay APCs?