Open Access Policy & APCs

Open Access License

Articles in SynOpen are published under a CC-BY license. Read more information about this license here:

*Prior to 17th September 2022, some articles in SynOpen were published with CC-BY-NC or CC-BY-NC-ND licenses. Since that date, SynOpen publishes articles with a CC-BY license.

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The License to Publish author agreement form can be downloaded here:
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Article Processing Charges

An article processing charge (APC) will be charged for every accepted manuscript published in SynOpen. It is currently EUR 2740 / USD 3050 excluding VAT. Payment methods are indicated during the submission process. An article will be published once payment has been received. You may want to contact your funder or librarian about available options for covering these costs. Many grant-giving bodies have special funds reserved for APCs.

SynOpen does not have manuscript submission charges.

SynOpen does not charge based on pages, nor is there a charge to use color images in articles. 

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