Publication Fee

In the modern age, everything has become a task. To maintain the Peer Review quality we pay our reviewers. The website developer takes a regular amount to maintain and update the website according to the need of the time. We add DOI in the articles which we publish. DOI is provided by Crossref which charges per article as well as a fixed annual amount. We are trying our best to maintain international standards. The Creative Launcher is a self-supported journal and does not receive any kind of monetary help either from the government or any other agency. Being an open access journal, it does not get subscription fees as all issues are accessible free of cost. Readers are free to access all issues without any financial barriers. 

To meet out these expenses we charge our contributors/authors a little amount in the form of APC. It is 1950 INR for Indian Authors while 27 USD for International authors. However,  there are no submission charges, pages charges or colour charges. If the paper is accepted then the author(s) will be asked to pay the APC. 

Calculation of Article Processing Charges

Estimate of 100 articles published annually 

  • Crossref membership and DOI assignment: 20,092 INR (annual fee) + 200 INR per article)= 40, 092 INR
  • Ithenticate plagiarism checker through third party = 15000 INR 
  • Web hosting+added software+management +Upgradations= 15,000 INR 
  • High-speed data for 4 places for a year = 20,000 INR
  • Copyediting +formatting (900 INR per article) = 90,000 INR
  • Journal management+postpublication works = 25,000 
  • Total= 2670 USD = 1,95,092 INR

Cost/APC per article = 1950.92 INR or 30 USD

Refund Policy

Article Processing charges are required after the acceptance of the manuscript for publication. The Journal will not issue refunds or cancellations of any kind after the acceptance of the manuscript. 

Note- We also have a waiver policy for economically weaker contributors/authors. It is a request based policy.