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Fees and funding

Article-processing charges

Open access publishing is not without costs. Comparative Migration Studies therefore levies an article-processing charge of £755.00/$1180.00/€960.00 for each article accepted for publication, plus VAT or local taxes where applicable. If the corresponding author's institution is a Member, the cost of the article-processing charge is covered by the membership, and no further charge is payable. In the case of authors whose institutions are Supporter Members, however, a discounted article-processing charge is payable by the author. We routinely waive charges for authors from low-income countries. For other countries, article-processing charge waivers or discounts are granted on a case-by-case basis to authors with insufficient funds. Authors can request a waiver or discount during the submission process. For further details, see our article-processing charge page.

 Springer Open provides a free open access funding support service to help authors discover and apply for article processing charge funding. Visit our OA funding and policy support page to view our list of research funders and institutions that provide funding for APCs, and to learn more about our email support service.

Annual Journal Metrics

  • Speed
    115 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
    96 days to first decision for all manuscripts
    171 days from submission to acceptance
    88 days from acceptance to publication

    Usage 
    102,324 downloads
    393 Altmetric mentions

    Citation Impact
    1.75 - CiteScore

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We offer a free open access support service to make it easier for you to discover and apply for article-processing charge (APC) funding. 

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