(Applies to articles submitted after January 1, 2022)
All articles published in Russian Open Medical Journal are Open Access and freely available online. To cover the cost for providing our high-quality publishing service and free access to readers, an article processing charge (APC) of 500 USD applies to papers accepted after peer review. The APC covers provision of online tools for editors and authors, article production and hosting, liaison with abstracting and indexing services, customer services, etc.
The article processing charges will be waived in the following scenarios according to our waiver policy:
APC waiver policy
1. All invited articles*
2. Waiver based on scientific value of submission (top 25% of all submission) *
3a. Waiver based on author’s economic situation*
3b. Discount based on author’s economic situation*
250 USD (50% discount)
* Please specify in the cover letter that your submission falls within this category and provide a short explanation if necessary.
NOTE: The APC policy is subject to change if circumstances may require. Waiver decisions provided by the editor and editorial office are considered final.
Specification regarding the APC waiver policy:
1. All invited articles are free of charge.
This includes invited articles under the guidance of our Guest Editors or Editorial Board members.
2. Waiver based on scientific value of submission (top 25% of all submission)
Russian Open Medical Journal offers APC waivers to high quality papers. Authors should state in the cover letter that the submission should be considered in this category. Requests made during the review process or after acceptance will not be considered. To request a waiver please contact email@example.com. The decision will be based on internal and external review of the paper. The editorial office will provide a final decision about the waiver with the first decision letter after the first round of review (e.g. REVISE with charges, REVISE with no charge).
3a/b. Waiver or discounts based on economic situation
Russian Open Medical Journal offers full waivers or 50% discounts of the APC to authors who cannot afford the full APC based on their financial situation. This includes corresponding authors from countries commonly classified as lower income countries classified by the World Bank. Other reasons for waiver or discount (5-50%) may also be considered by the Editorial. Please request the waiver or discount at the time of submission. Requests made during the review process or after acceptance will not be considered. To request a waiver please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. The editorial office will provide a final decision about the waiver with the first decision letter after the first round of review (e.g. REVISE with charges, REVISE with no charge).
Low-income countries (full APC waiver)
Lower-middle-income countries (50% APC discount)
Central African Republic
Congo, Dem. Rep.
Syrian Arab Republic
Micronesia, Fed. Sts.
Papua New Guinea
São Tomé and Principe
West Bank and Gaza
RusOMJ offers an optional FastTrack service, with a submission to online publication timeline of 3-5 weeks. The fee for this service is 2000 USD.
If you would like to choose the FastTrack service, please sign phrase ‘Fast Track’ in title page when submitting an article to the journal.
Please note that the above FastTrack timeframe is subject to the editorial office being provided with all necessary submission information, a 1 week author revision following initial peer review and prompt turnaround of proofs. The fee for FastTrack is only payable if the article is accepted for publication. FastTrack articles are subject to all the usual peer review policies of the journal and will be rejected if the reviewers and/or the Editor feels that it does not meet the requirements of the journal.