Article processing charges (APCs)

Copernicus Publications is committed to the open-access model of publishing. This ensures free web access to the results of research and maximum visibility for published papers. However, it requires the author or a supporting institution to pay the costs of the review process, typesetting, language copy-editing, web publication, and long-term archiving (via Portico and CLOCKSS). These article processing charges (APCs) are categorized according to the submitted material and levied for the publication of the final journal paper.

Please see our financial support for authors webpage for information regarding waivers and discounts.

The following APCs are net prices in euro per published page and given for categories 1 (LaTeX submissions using the Copernicus Publications LaTeX Package) and 2 (Word submissions using the Copernicus Publications Word Template):


Journals APCs Additional information
Abstracts of the International Cartographic Association (Abstracts of the ICA) n/a
Advances in Cartography and GIScience of the International Cartographic Association (Advances of the ICA) n/a
Advances in Geosciences (ADGEO) €31 | €36 English language copy-editing not included
Advances in Radio Science (ARS) €26 English language copy-editing not included
Advances in Science and Research (ASR) €26 | €31 English language copy-editing not included
Advances in Statistical Climatology, Meteorology and Oceanography (ASCMO) Currently waived Copernicus Publications supports the start-up phase
Annales Geophysicae (ANGEO) €62 | €77
Archives Animal Breeding (AAB) €55 | €60 Applied to the first 3 pages of each article; all exceeding pages are covered by the Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN)
ASTRA Proceedings (AP) €31 | €36 English language copy-editing not included
Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics (ACP) €77 | €93
Atmospheric Measurement Techniques (AMT) €77 | €93
Biogeosciences (BG) €77 | €93
Climate of the Past (CP) €77 | €93
DEUQUA Special Publications (DEUQUASP) €55 | €60 Reduced APCs (€40) for field guidebooks
Drinking Water Engineering and Science (DWES) Currently waived Waived by Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)
E&G Quaternary Science Journal (EGQSJ) €55 | €60 Waived upon request by the German Quaternary Association (DEUQUA); reduced APCs (€40) for thesis abstracts
Earth Surface Dynamics (ESurf) €77 | €93
Earth System Dynamics (ESD) €77 | €93
Earth System Science Data (ESSD) Currently waived Waived by Copernicus Publications
Fossil Record (FR) €55 | €60 Funding by the Museum für Naturkunde (MfN) is available; if the yearly budget is exhausted, APCs apply
Geographica Helvetica (GH) Currently waived Waived by the Swiss Academy of Science
Geophysical Research Abstracts (GRA) n/a
Geoscience Communication (GC) Currently waived The European Geosciences Union (EGU) supports the start-up phase
Geoscientific Instrumentation, Methods and Data Systems (GI) €77 | €93
Geoscientific Model Development (GMD) €77 | €93
History of Geo- and Space Sciences (HGSS) Waived Waived by Copernicus Publications
Hydrology and Earth System Sciences (HESS) €77 | €93
International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences (ISPRS Archives) n/a
ISPRS Annals of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences (ISPRS Annals) n/a
Journal of Micropalaeontology (JM) €65 | €70 Reduced APCs (€55 | €60) for members of The Micropalaeontological Society (TMS)
Journal of Sensors and Sensor Systems (JSSS) €58 | €65 Reduced APCs (€52.20 | €58.50) for members of the AMA Verband für Sensorik und Messtechnik (AMA)
Mechanical Sciences (MS) €45 | €50 English language copy-editing not included
Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences (NHESS) €77 | €93
Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics (NPG) €77 | €93
Ocean Science (OS) €77 | €93
Primate Biology (PB) €55 | €60 Waived upon request by the German Primate Center (DPZ)
Proceedings of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (PIAHS) €35 The first 6 pages are covered by the conference/workshop registration fee
Proceedings of the International Cartographic Association (Proceedings of the ICA) n/a
Scientific Drilling (SD) Waived Waived by the International Continental Scientific Drilling Program (ICDP)
SOIL Currently waived The European Geosciences Union (EGU) supports the start-up phase
Solid Earth (SE) €77 | €93
Stephan Mueller Special Publication Series (SMSPS) €25 | €30 English language copy-editing not included
The Cryosphere (TC) €77 | €93
Web Ecology (WE) Waived Waived by the European Ecological Federation (EEF)
Wind Energy Science (WES) €69 | €75