Open Journals Nigeria started as a free to publish concept relying on donations and goodwill. Regrettably, the management later realized that the journals’ sustainability and advancement, while relying on donations, was uncertain. Thus, meeting the journals’ operational expenses was not feasible. To provide open access and ensure sustenance of Open Journals Nigeria, OJN therefore uses a contributory model in which its expenses are recovered in part by charging a contributory fee to authors or research sponsors for each article they publish. OJN offer waivers for authors who do not have funds to cover the contributory fee. OJN editors and reviewers have no access to account information, hence inability to pay the contributory fee will not influence the editorial decision to publish a paper. These policies ensure that the contributory fee is never a barrier to an articles' acceptance and publication.
The Authors contributory fee is a hundred and ten dollars only ($110), which covers in-part for the submission, processing, review, publication and other maintenance expenses.
OJN APC Fees:
Nigerian Authors (total): N28,500
Handling fee (mandatory) = N3,000 upon submission
Publication fee = N25,500 upon acceptance.
International Authors (total): $110
Handling fee (mandatory) = $10 upon submission
Publication fee = $100 upon acceptance.
Since OJN is in fight for a safer environment free from un-necessary waste materials, its publication is chiefly online. We do not encourage hardcopy printing. However, hardcopies are published at the end of every issue or immediately for authors with "Special Request". Hardcopies of published articles will be sent to requesting Authors within 14days with an additional cost to be determined by the size of the Issue in-which the authors' article is published if the total cost of production is more than $50. As the cost of hardcopies is determined by the number of articles published within the issue and the total number of pages of articles in that issue. The primary cost of hardcopies published by OJN is $50.
*All payments are non-refundable.