Publication Fees

Financial model

All our readers and authors enjoy the benefits of open access to our scholarly books, which we believe promotes accessibility and uptake worldwide, serving the best interests of the professional and scientific community and the public at large. Since no fees are charged for access, AOSIS offsets the publication expenses – including those of peer review management, book production and online hosting and archiving – by charging an upfront publication fee to authors, institutions or funders. AOSIS and its Chief Editor of Scholarly Books assist the author/book editor to obtain funding from their HEI once the manuscript has been approved through the peer review process. Authors will receive tantiemen on any print and eBook sales. AOSIS offers financial compensation to peer reviewers.


Publication fees

Our open access publication model requires alternative and upfront funding of the production cost as there will be minimal income from book sales after publication. Ideally the cost of publication should form part of the initial research budget. It also makes sense for HEIs to support authors with the costs of open access publication in view of the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) research subsidy benefits. Our production cost depends on the length of the publication, as most costs are directly related to the number of words and PDF pages. In the event where a manuscript is not accepted for publication by AOSIS after peer review, there will be no cost involved for the author(s), and they will be free to submit the manuscript to any other publisher for first publication.


Funding body agreements

AOSIS complies with the requirements of funding bodies such as the Wellcome Trust and the National Research Foundation, to help authors comply with their open access terms.