Article processing charges

Science Advances is an online-only open access journal supported by article processing charges (APCs).

Effective for new manuscript submissions received on or after January 4, 2018:

  • The base APC for articles published under a CC BY-NC license is $4,000.
  • The base APC for articles published under a CC BY license is $5,300.


Corresponding authors who are AAAS members receive a 4% discount on APCs. Promotional and other discounts are compounded and applied in order from largest to smallest. To join AAAS or to learn more about the benefits of membership, visit Benefits for AAAS Members.


Surcharges may apply for those authors whose articles are more than 15 pages in length ($1,150). In the event that additional space is necessary to properly convey findings or ensure reproducibility, the page-length surcharge may be waived at the discretion of the editor.


AAAS offers full APC waivers to authors in the developing world. Additionally, full or partial waivers may be available to those experiencing financial hardships.


Should an article processing charge be paid but the article not published, the lead author should contact Science Advances’ business office for a refund.

Additional Questions

Please contact Science Advances' business office if you have APC, discount, license or waiver questions.