(25 Jul 2022) Researchers from countries with lower-middle income economies, as categorized by the World Bank, can now choose open access (OA) publishing in any of IOP Publishing’s (IOPP) journals for a flat charge of £500. The policy builds on IOPP’s existing approach that enables researchers from countries with low-income economies to publish OA for free in any of IOPP’s fully OA or hybrid OA journals.
IOPP’s decision to extend its Article Publication Charge (APC) discount policy to authors from countries with lower-middle economies acknowledges the importance of author choice. It is another step toward greater inclusivity for researchers who might otherwise not be able to contribute to the global body of openly accessible research.
The original press release is here.
Countries classified as lower-middle income economics in APAC region include Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Philippines, and Vietnam. The full list can be found here.