Publication Fees

Publishing in the European Journal of Psychotraumatology incurs a publication fee.

It is the publication year that governs the publication fee, not the submission year.

Members of the European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ESTSS) are entitled to a reduced fee as long as membership is in force at the time of submission of the manuscript.

Click here to register for a membership with ESTSS.

Publication fee

Regular article

(up to 8 typeset pages)

Short Communication

(up to 4 typeset pages)


(price per page)

ESTSS members:



450 EUR/510 USD

275 EUR/310 USD

87 EUR/98 USD

Corr author member

850 EUR/960 USD

550 EUR/620 USD

87 EUR/98 USD

Non ESTSS members

1250 EUR/1415 USD

750 EUR/850 USD

87 EUR/98 USD

*Overpages = pages exceeding 8. Price per page.

Authors within EU are charged in EUR (prices excl. VAT).
Authors outside EU are charged in USD.

NB! If the corresponding author's university or institute officially maintains a central fund to cover costs for Open Access Publishing, or the article describes results from research supported by a funder requiring open access publication, the charge valid for non-ESTSS members will be levied.

Should you choose to become a member after you have submitted the paper, or if it turns out after you have submitted your paper that you are a member anyway, you will nonetheless be charged the full publication fee. Therefore please check your membership status BEFORE submission (this can be done by logging into the membership pages of the ESTSS website. If that succeeds you are registered as an active ESTSS member, if not you should register as an active member at the ESTSS site) and indicate this in the cover letter, including membership details.

PhD thesis Summaries are published in the form of a supplement of up to 8 typeset pages and incurs a cost of EUR 650, excl. VAT (Europe)/USD 750 (rest of the world). Thesis Summaries exceeding 8 typeset pages will incur an additional fee of EUR 85/USD 100 per page. ESTSS members receive a 10% discount.

Book reviews are welcome and is free of charge up to 2 typeset pages. Pages exceeding 2 typeset pages will incur a charge of EUR 85/USD 100 per page.

Words and characters for a regular paper of 8 typeset pages?
Sample 1: approx: 5300 words or 37300 characters with blanks (incl references), 1 figure and 1 table
Sample 2: approx: 5000 words or 32600 characters with blanks (incl references), 5 tables, no figure

Words and characters for a short paper of 4 typeset pages?
Sample: 2700 words or 18000 characters with blanks (inc references), 1 table, no figure

Words: One typeset page contains 800-900 words, tables and figures

FUNDERS For a list of universities/institutes and funders supporting Open Access publication, please see here.

Additional information on how to claim reimbursement/support for publication fees can be found here.

WAIVER POLICY - please see here.

WITHDRAWAL OF MANUSCRIPT If you withdraw your manuscript after it has been peer reviewed, or after it has been typeset (but not yet published) you will be charged according to the following:

For peer review: EUR 225/USD 240 per article
For peer review and typesetting: EUR 395/USD 425 per article