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    Processing Charges

    Grassroots Journal of Natural Resources is an Open Access journal accessible for free on the internet. We guarantee that no university library or individual reader will ever have to buy a subscription or pay any pay-per-view fees to access articles in the electronic version of the journal. There is hence no revenue neither from the sale of subscriptions to the electronic version of the journal nor from pay-per-view fees. Yet, the online publication process does involve costs including those pertaining to setup and maintenance of the publication infrastructure, routine operation of the journal, processing of manuscripts through peer-reviews, editing, publishing, maintaining the scholarly record, and archiving. To cover these costs, the journal depends on Article Process Charges, also called as Publication Fee or Processing Charges. These charges are due once a manuscript has been accepted for publication.

    Grassroots Institute does not request Article Submission Charges. Nor does Grassroots Institute charge per page or for color figures or for any other items for which other publishers are known to charge.

    Sources for Processing Charges or Fee
    Authors of an article are responsible for arranging the payment of processing fee. Still, that typically does not mean that authors end up paying for the publication of the article. The cost of Processing Fee is very often assumed either by the organization funding the research published in the article, or by an Open Access Publishing Fund, or by the institution at which the author is employed.
    Research funded by an agency that has an Open Access mandate will most probably cover Professing Fee by the agency. For a database of Open Access mandates, please visit:
    •  Registry of Open Access Repositories Mandatory Archiving Policies (ROARMAP):
        Funder Mandates

    Lists of Open Access Publishing Funds that could financially support your publication with Grassroots Journal of Natural Resources are found at:
    •  Compact for Open-Access Publishing Equity: Signatories
    •  Open Access Directory: OA journal funds
    •  Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC):
        Open Access Funds (look under "Funds In Action")
    •  Co-Action Publishing: Institutes and Funders Covering Open Access Fees (APCs)

    Please also approach your local university or organization to inquire about ways of supporting Open Access publication.

    Fair Dealing - Authors and Publisher
    When an author submits a manuscript for review to our journal, the submitted manuscript should not have been previously published in any form and must not be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. The manuscript should also not be submitted to any other journal during the review process at our journal. In case the review process at Grassroots Journal of Natural Resources takes much longer than stated and the author wishes to end the review process at our journal, he/she should get in contact with us and come to an agreement suitable for both sides after looking at the stage of the manuscript in the review process.

    Refund Policy
    Once an article has been accepted for publication, the Processing Fee on the article becomes due. The submitting author accepts responsibility for the Processing Charges, and Grassroots Institute will not issue refunds of any kind except those payments made by mistake or in excess of the amount required.

    Processing Fee

    Manuscript Type

    Developed Countries

    Developing Countries

    Research/Review Article

    CAD 200

    CAD 100 or equivalent

    Book Review

    CAD 100

    CAD 50 or equivalent

    Short Commentary

    CAD 100

    CAD 50 or equivalent

    Some discount may be given to students and low-income people on their request.

    Payment Methods
    The method of payment of Processing Fee will be explained along with the acceptance letter. The author will be advised how much to pay and how to pay.

    Payment Confirmation

    A payment confirmation will be sent through email to the corresponding author after the Article Processing Charges have been paid. You can hope to receive the confirmation within 2-3 working days after the payment has been processed.