Article Processing Charges
BCS publishes all its articles in full open access, which means unlimited use and reuse of articles, in addition to giving credit to the authors, under a Creative Commons (CC BY) license.
BCS is published under a Platinum Open Access (POA) arrangement as described by Emerald Publishing. In the POA arrangement, all costs associated with publishing an Open Access article in the journal are funded by (International Research and Publishing Academy (iRAPA) or Funding Agencies (under the supervision of iRAPA).
Therefore, authors do not pay Article Processing Charges (APC) to cover the costs of peer review administration and management, professional production of articles in PDF and other formats, and dissemination of published papers in various venues, in addition to other publishing functions. There are no charges for rejected articles, no submission charges, and no surcharges based on the length of an article, figures or supplementary data. Some items (Editorials, Corrections, Addendums, Retractions, Comments, etc.) are published with limited charges.
Note: Authors and readers are encouraged to contribute, in terms of donations, other than the APC, to assist the publisher in affording costs associated with publishing.