Journal of Depression And Therapy

ISSN: 2476-1710


Article Processing Charges


Please find the Article Processing Charge details to be paid upon acceptance of your manuscript.

Application prior to submitting the manuscript is necessary. Without pre application for waiver no waiver will be provided and default charges are applicable. The code has to be included in your cover letter. Code for waiver application: COUWAV.

Article type

Research/ Review/Literature review

Short communication/ Letter/ Conference proceedings/Case report/Thesis/ Editorial

High Income countries



Upper middle income countries (25%)



Lower middle income countries (50%)



Low Income Countries



Note: All the charges are in USD.


Is any waiver provided on APC ?

Is application mandatory ? How to apply for waiver?

What is a code and where can I find it ?

How is waiver calculated ?

How is waiver further interpreted ?

What is the disclosure and visibility policy of APC details ?

Is there any withdrawal charge ?

From when are these Prices valid and up to when ?

Why is Article Processing Charge APC collected ?

Is any waiver provided on APC

Yes, Waiver is provided on APC upon prior application. We provide partial waiver based on economic classification of countries according to the World Bank. Countries classified by World Bank on income basis can be obtained from World Bank official website. If you do not find your country in the list please contact us at [email protected] for information.

If you have any special invitation or waiver code, you need to mention it during the submission so as to receive proper invoice upon acceptance. Once an invoice is generated it would be difficult to revise it, so mentioning it beforehand will save you lot of hassle.

Is application for waiver Mandatory? How to apply for Waiver?

Yes, countrywise waivers are provided upon using this code. code: COUWAV. This code has to be included in your cover letter. You can forward your queries or requests to [email protected]

Sample application format: 

Regarding: Waiver application / Extra Waiver application
To the Journal: Journal you wish to submit. 
Manuscript Title:

Code: (if you have no other code use the code provided above the price table)

First author name and affiliation:

These are the important details necessary. Include any other important details you think necessary to provide you the waiver.

What is a Code and where can I find it?

Code is provided to identify your special offers. Code for Waiver application provided on this web page is: COUWAV. However if you have any other code provided to you by us through email you can use the best one for you. If you do not have any and would like to receive such promotional codes, please register with us as an author or subscribe to our newsletters.

How is waiver calculated?

We are providing 25% off on actual APC for Upper Middle Income countries and 50% off on actual APC for Lower middle income countries. Also $150 flat charge for low income countries.

How is Waiver further interpreted?

  • First author’s primary affiliation listed in the manuscript, as it is/will be published online is considered the country of author in deciding the invoice value.

  • If there are more first authors from different criteria, the highest possible category of them is considered to be the criterion for deciding invoice value.

  • Code provided in your cover letter is prominent in deciding your invoice value. Hence make sure you have submitted accordingly.

What is the disclosure and visibility policy of APC details?

Editors and reviewers have no access to these details, and hence waiver will not influence the decision to publish a paper.

Is there any withdrawal charge?

Withdrawal of manuscripts after the first round decision is made incurs minimum charge of $99. Kindly make note of this before you submit your manuscript. However withdrawal before receiving first decision does not incur any charges. You may not submit elsewhere without official withdrawal of manuscript and it will be considered ethical misconduct if you do so and will be dealt accordingly. 

From when are these Prices valid ?

These prices have been updated on 27th July, 2017 and are valid up to the next announcement of price update here. Manuscripts submitted on or prior to 27th July, 2017 follow the previous APC. Only Submissions made on or after 27th July, 2017 shall follow this renewed APC.

Why is Article Processing Charges (APC) collected?

Publishing process is definitely not free of cost, but in open access the research articles are available for free, ie. readers access your publication without subscription charges. This implies that we need to incur some amount of fee to keep our process going. Its the reason we collect open access charges which helps us to cover the processing expenses for various activities like review process handling, indexing, cross reference, man power, technical team, communication support etc.,. In spite of all our expenses we tend to keep our fee balanced both for our users and the publishing house. Also please note that this charge will be levied only for the accepted manuscripts, there are no submission charges.