Software Engineering

ISSN Online: 2376-8037 ISSN Print: 2376-8029

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Article Processing Charges

Why do Science Publishing Group Journals have Article Processing Charges?

Traditional journals are solely based on a reader-pays model, in which institutional libraries typically pay for the access to content. However, all journals published by Science Publishing Group (SciencePG) are full open access. The scientific community and general public can access all articles published in the journal for free.

This means that Science Publishing Group does not gain any income through selling subscriptions of the printed or online versions of the published articles. Therefore, by collecting Article Processing Charges from authors' institutes or research funding bodies, Science Publishing Group is able to cover the various publishing services:

Service Categories Detailed Services
Editorial work Peer review, administrative support, commissioning content, journal development
Technical infrastructure and innovation Development, maintenance and operation of online journal system and websites
Production of articles Formatting and mark-up of articles and inclusion in indexing services
Marketing of journal and content Making sure readers and authors know about the work published in the title
Customer service Responding to authors and readers

How Much Does Science Publishing Group Charge for the Journal?

Software Engineering is an open access journal accessible for free on the Internet. With open access, Science Publishing Group allows us to distribute knowledge more widely and at a lower cost than was previously possible. However, to cover the editorial services and production of an article, the journal depends on Article Processing Charges.

The Article Processing Charge for the journal is 670 USD.

Journal Title Article Processing Charge
Software Engineering 670 USD

Article Processing Charge discounts or waivers are given to authors from low-income countries or lower-middle-income countries (classified by the world bank; To learn more, click:
For more details, please contact the editor directly once the manuscript is accepted.

If you don’t want your paper to be published in this journal, the following journals are also for your reference:

Who is Responsible for Paying the Article Processing Charge?

Upon an article is editorially accepted, the corresponding author will be notified about the payment issue, which is charged to either the author, or the funder, institution or employer.

Payment Methods

When and How do Authors Pay?

The corresponding author needs to arrange payment of the Article Processing Charge unless a waiver has been granted. Following peer review, once a manuscript has received editorial acceptance in principle, the Article Processing Charge becomes payable and the formatting checks on the manuscript will commence. Once formatting checks are completed, and payment of the Article Processing Charge has been received, the article will be published.

Science Publishing Group currently supports the following payment methods:

  • PayPal
  • Debit or Credit Card
  • Wire Transfer
  • Alipay

Are Reprints of the Article Included in the Article Processing Charge?

No. Article Processing Charge do not entitle the authors to receive reprints of their published article. Reprints can be ordered separately and optionally for any article that has been published in a Science Publishing Group journal. To request an offer for reprints of an article, please send an e-mail to