Article Publication Charges (APC)

All articles published in LC-JSTEM are published in full open access. Therefore, to cover the cost for publishing and free access to readers, authors have to pay following fee.

There are no submission charges and no surcharges based on the length of an article, figures or supplementary data. After completion of review process, team LC-JSTEM will ask authors to fulfill payment formalities.

APC Refund Policy
LC-JSTEM will refund an article processing charge (APC) if an error on our part has resulted in a failure to publish. APC will not be refunded when articles are retracted as a result of author error or misconduct.
If you become aware of an error in the open access status or licensing of your article, please contact the LC-JSTEM.