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Article Processing Charge and Waiver Policy

Article publishing charge
Submitting papers to Journal of Arts and Cultural Studies(ACS) is free of charge. We'll ask the authors to pay a post-acceptance fee of US$ 300 per article in order for the journal to have a sustainable development. The fee will be used to support copy editing, layout formatting, open access and online hosting and archiving. The authors can pay this fee through the Paypal or Alipay service integrated with our system. In addition to US Dollars (USD), we also accept payment in Euros (EUR), Chinese(RMB), Korean(KRW).

Authors are required to pay a fair manuscript handling fee for the processing of their articles.  However, there are no submission charges. Authors are required to make payment only after their manuscripts have been accepted for publication.

*Many funding agencies explicitly allow the use of research grants for the payment of Article Processing Charges to publish in open access journals.

Waiver Policy
The journal is a self-supporting organization and does not receive funding from any institution/government. Hence, the management of the journal is solely financed by the handling fees received from authors. The manuscript handling fees are required to meet operations expenses such as manuscript processing, editing, publishing, online availability, internet services, Web hosting, application development and support, etc. Being an open access journal, the journal does not receive payment for subscriptions as the journal is freely accessible over the internet. the journal provides immediate, worldwide free access to all published manuscripts. Readers can view, download, print, and redistribute any article without any financial barrier, enabling greater distribution of an article.

To help support researchers in low-to-middle income countries, all KIHSS journals automatically provide full and partial waivers of article processing charges for manuscripts based on the corresponding author's listed affiliation. Authors do not need to request these waivers, they will be applied at submission.

*Waivers or discounts to reduce article publishing charges for open access articles are available to:

1. corresponding authors with primary affiliations based in countries defined by the World Bank as Low-Income Economies, who can apply for a 100% APC waiver. KIHSS provides an automatic 100% waiver for article processing charges on manuscripts where the corresponding author is based in any of the countries listed below.

Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Belize, Benin. Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon. Cabo Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Cook Islands, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Kenya, Kiribati, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Micronesia (Federated States of), Mozambique, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Niue, Papua,  New Guinea, Republic of Moldova, Rwanda, Saint Helena, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Suriname, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Republic of Tanzania, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
 
2. corresponding authors with primary affiliations based in countries defined by the World Bank as Lower-Middle-Income Economies, who can apply for a 50% discount on the normal APC. KIHSS provides an automatic 50% waiver for article processing charges on manuscripts where the corresponding author is based in any of the countries listed below.
 
Albania, Algeria, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Colombia, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Fiji, Gabon, Georgia, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, West Bank and Gaza Strip, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritius, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Namibia, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Pakistan, Palau, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Serbia, Seychelles, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, Uzbekistan, Vietnam

Waiver requests outside of these two tiers will not be considered.

*We are dedicated to fair treatment, diversity, and inclusion. The KIHSS not discriminate on the basis of race, language, color, sex, gender identity, religion, national or ethnic origin, handicap, sexual orientation, or age.

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