Article Processing Charges

The Dougmar Publishing Group (DPG), like other Open Access publishers, charges Article Processing Charges (APC) to individual authors and institutions to offset expenses usually covered by the subscriptions and advertisements of subscription-based journals. 

APCs are per article and billed upon acceptance of an article. There are no additional charges based on color, length, figures, or other elements.  Letters to the Editor and small commentaries (up to 250 words), and select invited articles are not charged an APC.

An author’s ability to pay APCs is not a consideration in the decision of whether to publish.  Authors living in one of the United Nations' list of Least Developed Countries may request a fee waiver.  See country list here.

Authors living in countries not considered "least developed"  who do not have the ability to pay the APC's may be eligible for a reduced rate. Please contact the publisher directly at jbirkby@dougmargroup.com.

Full refunds on APCs will be issued to those authors whose articles do not pass the peer review process.

Article Processing Charges per Journal

 
Journal of Contact Lens Research and Science
Starting January 1, 2017, the Journal of Contact Lens Research and Science (JCLRS) will charge an APC of US $825. Letters to the Editor, short commentaries, and select invited articles are not charged an APC. All articles are archived through Portico and assigned a unique DOI (Digital Object Identifier). We also provide a PDF of each article published, found on the journal's homepage.
 
Journal of Mental Health and Addiction Nursing
Starting January 1, 2017, the Journal of Mental Health and Addiction Nursing (JMHAN) will charge an APC of US $825.  Letters to the Editor, short commentaries, and select invited articles are not charged an APC. All articles are archived through Portico and assigned a unique DOI (Digital Object Identifier). We also provide a PDF of each articles published, found on the journal's homepage.

Canadian Journal of General Internal Medicine
As of January 1, 2018, the CJGIM’s APC is $750 (USD) per article.  The APC will be waived for authors who are Full Members and Physician Associates (with dues currently paid) of the Canadian Society of Internal Medicine (CSIM) as well as for CSIM Resident, Student and Senior Associates. The APC will also be waived for any author submitting original research and review articles.

​The APC is billed upon acceptance of an article, after it has completed the peer review process.  There are no additional charges based on color, length, figures, or other elements.  Letters to the Editor and select invited articles are not charged an APC.

Authors living in countries not considered “least developed” (as per the list of countries) who do not have the ability to pay the APC may be eligible for a reduced APC.  Please contact the publisher directly to make a formal request at jbirkby@dougmargroup.com.

Journal of Dry Eye Disease
The Journal of Dry Eye Disease (JDED) will charge an Article Processing Charge (APC) of US $825 per article. PLEASE NOTE: A reduced APC of US $695 will apply to articles received and accepted for peer review between July 1, 2017 and November 30, 2017. The regular APC of US $825 will apply to articles received after November 30th, 2017.

Journal of Endoluminal Endourology
The Journal of Endoluminal Endourology, like other Open Access journals, charges Article Processing Charges (APC) to individual authors and institutions to offset expenses usually covered by the subscriptions and advertisements of subscription-based journals. We are pleased to offer a special introductory article processing charge of US $99, from March 1, 2018 through to December 31, 2018 (Reg. US $499).  The APC is only applicable to articles that successfully pass peer review.  For more information on article processing charges please visit the journal's website here