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Publishing Fees

Open Access provides free and immediate online access to the scholarly literature for anyone in the world to read, distribute and reuse. Articles and editorial material that are accepted for publication incur Article Processing Charges (APC).

Please consult the table below for information on APCs. The APC and discounts are valid for regular articles and articles for special issues, as of February 1, 2021.

APCs may be subject to periodic revision. The invoiced APC is the one valid at the time of manuscript submission.

Public Health Reviews (PHR)

APC for PHR comprise of the production costs of the publisher and the editorial costs of the owner, the non-profit Swiss School of Public Health (SSPH+).

The PHR GLOBEQUITY program offers a limited number of extended APC discounts and full waivers until 2024 for first authors affiliated with institutions in low and middle income countries (research4life) and some additional countries where there is limited access to APC funding. Additional countries may include (but are not limited to) those in Latin America, Central and Eastern Europe, Asia, and Africa. Please apply to the GLOBEQUITY program by submitting an APC Support Application form. The GLOBEQUITY program is funded by swissuniversities with contributions from SSPH+.

Authors publishing with SSPH may benefit from financial support from their institution through Frontiers' Institutional Agreements. Please check with your institution’s librarian to check your eligibility.


Article Type


Systematic Review






Mini Review


Policy Brief


Editorial *


Commentary *


Society Statement*


Letter to the Editor**


* free for invited authors

** free if the letter addresses a published article

If you require support for Article Processing Charges, please complete our APC Support Application form. This should be done immediately after submission.

When submitting a manuscript to PHR, authors acknowledge that they are fully aware of and agree with the payment of the listed article processing fee should the manuscript be accepted for publication.