The Law Brigade Publisher is an open-access journal publisher. To publish in our journals, authors are required to pay an article-processing charge (APC).
Article Processing Charge/ Publication Fees
The APC for all published papers is as follows, inclusive of local taxes where applicable:
For Single Authored Research Work (when only 1 Author is submitting a single work)
Rs. 1200 for Indian Authors / $30 for Foreign Authors ($ = US Dollars)
For Co-Authored Research Work (when 2 Authors are submitting a single work)
Rs. 1600 for Indian Authors (Rs. 800 per author) / $60 for Foreign Authors ($ = US Dollars)
For Co-Authored Research Work (when 3 Authors are submitting a single work)
Rs. 2100 for Indian Authors (Rs. 700 per author) / $90 for Foreign Authors ($ = US Dollars)
For Co-Authored Research Work (when 4 or more Authors are submitting a single work)
Rs. 2400 for Indian Authors for 4 authors + Rs. 600 per author exceeding 4 authors / $120 for Foreign Authors ($ = US Dollars) + $25 per author exceeding 4 authors
Note – Article Submission form has a limitation to enter the details of up to 5 Authors, however, in case the number of authors exceeds 5, you can mention the name and complete designation of the said additional authors in the text box provided in the submission form.
What is Article Processing Charge and Why do we charge?
An article-processing charge (APC), also known as a publication fee, is a fee which is sometimes charged to authors to make a work available open access in either an open access journal or hybrid journal. This fee is usually paid by the author or by the author’s institution or research funder. An article-processing charge does not guarantee that the author retains copyright to the work, or that it will be made available under a Creative Commons license.
The Law Brigade Group publishes all its journals in full open access under a Creative Commons (CC BY) license. This allows the research community and the general public to gain unlimited, free and immediate access to research & scholarly articles, and to reuse the content freely provided that proper attribution is given to the original authors.
To cover the cost for providing our high-quality publishing service and free access to readers, authors pay a one-time article processing charge (APC) for manuscripts accepted after peer-review. There are no charges for rejected articles, no submission charges, and no surcharges based on the length of an article, figures or supplementary data. Editorial items (Editorials, Corrections, Additions, Retractions, Letters, Comments, etc.) are published free of charge.
APCs cover the following:
- The editorial procedure, including administration related to peer review, author revisions, and final decision-making. The Law Brigade Group employs in-house staff to manage the majority of this process, leaving editorial board members to make key editorial decisions and allowing them to concentrate on their research. To demonstrate its appreciation of the important work done by reviewers and editorial board members, The Law Brigade Group provides them with APC discounts and waivers. APCs also cover for the administrative work done for rejected articles. In 2018, The Law Brigade Group’s rejection rate across all its journals was 75.85%.
- Article production: professional language editing, typesetting, formatting, and production in PDF, XML, HTML, and Epub formats.
- Article hosting and dissemination: website maintenance, contact with indexing databases.
- Journal administration: including managing the journal website and editorial board, and promotion of the journal among the research community.
- Philanthropy: The Law Brigade Group invests in projects that benefit the research community, including prizes, awards, and conference sponsorship. We run not-for-profit Legal research Platforms free of charge to users.
At The Law Brigade Group, overheads and management costs are kept to a minimum and none of the journal management, production, or IT tasks are outsourced to third parties.