Publication Fees

The Open Access model used for Microbial Ecology in Health & Disease implies that production costs are mainly covered by publication fees. We strive to keep publication fees at a minimum.

Regular articles:

The publication of an article in Microbial Ecology in Health & Disease incurs a charge of EUR 1500 excl VAT (Europe)/USD 1725 (rest of the world) for up to 7 pages and EUR 65/USD 75 per page over 7.

The publication fee for members of SOMED is EUR 700 excl VAT (Europe)/USD 810 (rest of the world) for up to 7 pages and EUR 65/USD 75 per page over 7, as long as membership is in force at the time of submission of the manuscript.

Short communications:

The publication of a Short communication in Microbial Ecology in Health and Disease incurs a charge of EUR 700 excl. VAT (Europe), or USD 810 (rest of the world) for up to 4 pages and EUR 65/USD 75 per page over 4 (Members and Non-members alike). A Short communication may not exceed 5 pages.

Letters to the Editor and Meeting Reports:

Letters and reports of up to 2 typeset pages incur a charge of EUR 250/USD 290 and EUR 65/USD 75 per page over 2 (Members and Non-members alike). A Letter or Report may not exceed 3 pages.

It is customary that the author’s institution covers the publication costs for articles resulting from research undertaken at the institution, or that money has been earmarked in the grant or stipend the author has received to be able to carry out the research. For a list of OA-friendly universities and funding agencies, please see here. Additional information on how to claim reimbursement/support for publication fees can be found here.

The total sum will be charged to the author(s) upon acceptance of his/her article. It is the publication year that governs the publication fee, not the submission year.

Colour illustrations are free of charge, just as supplemental material.

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 475/USD 565 per article
For peer review and typesetting: EUR 650/USD 755 per article