Article-processing charges

EDP Sciences supports the transition to Open Access for many of their publications. In this context and to facilitate this transition, EDP Sciences proposes the Liberty APC, a model of “Pay What You Want”, for the publication of accepted articles in SICOT-J.

This means that each author is invited to fix his/her own level of Article processing charges (APCs) based on his/her individual situation regarding funding for his/her research and publications and other financial circumstances.

SICOT-J is pleased to introduce this model for all articles submitted in 2016 and 2017. It reflects the situation of a journal that is still in its launch period, and therefore still allowing discounts on its APCs.

  • In 2015, its first year of publishing, the discount is of 100% (APC= 0€).
  • In 2016 and 2017 the APC will be at the discretion of each author (Pay what you want).
  • The full APC that the journal aims to attain in the future is 700 € for articles published by full active members of SICOT and 850 € for non-SICOT-members.

Choosing an amount of 0€ is allowed in 2017. However choosing an APC above this amount will be a clear statement by the author to support:

  • the dissemination of science as widely as possible through open access publishing,
  • SICOT and the launch of SICOT-J by providing a further platform for the publication of clinical and fundamental research in orthopaedics and traumatology.

A prestigious Editorial Board is heading SICOT-J, carrying out rigorous and independent peer review. Financial support for the journal is immediately used for maintaining and improving:

  • an up-to-date infrastructure for the article submission and evaluation process,
  • the publication of its content using various formats adapted to different reading habits,
  • tools for indexation and discoverability,
  • and establishing long-term content access and preservation.

The author of an accepted article is invited to select from different amounts the APC he is willing to be invoiced. After selecting his/her amount, the author will receive the corresponding invoice for publication of the accepted article.