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 and after February 16, 2017, the base APC for articles published under a CC BY-NC license is $3,692. The base APC for articles published under a CC BY license is $4,922.

Discounts and surcharges

Discounts are available for corresponding authors who are AAAS members. To learn more about the benefits of membership or to join AAAS, visit AAAS MemberCentral.

AAAS members receive a 4% discount on APCs. For a CC BY-NC article, the member discount is $148.

Surcharges may apply for authors selecting to publish under a CC BY license ($1,230) or those 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.

Promotional discounts may also be available to Science Advances' authors. Discounts are compounded and applied in order from greatest to least.

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

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