Fees |

Open access business model |

This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.

LUMEN journals are Open Access journals and use an Open access business model that is based on the principle whereby the journal’s publication expenses (including the free availability of the content for the readers, either individual or institutional) are covered by the authors through open access fees.

LUMEN charges the following fees:

Open Access Fees 

Article:  350 euro (the open access fee includes the APA style formatting for the references system)

Book review: 265 euro

Other Fees

  • possible fees for technical conformity, copyediting - 10 euro/hour on task. It does not influence the acceptance for publication
  • proceedings paper open access fee:

- resulting from institutional agreement with specific institutional partners in co-organizing scientific events/ becoming partners in publication for the events partners management

- the fee is established in accordance with the partner and the authors who benefit from the reduced fee based on the institutional agreement are informed by the event organizer or by LUMEN - as partner in publication.   

Subscriptions

Subscription for printed edition of the journal for both individual and juridical person (education and research centers, institutions)

#1 subscription – 4 regular issues = 1200 euro/year

#2 subscription - 4 regular issues + supplementary issues = 1600 euro/year

Publication fee waivers

If an author genuinely can't afford the fees to get his/her article published open access, then individual waiver requests are considered by LUMEN on a case-by-case basis and may be granted in cases of genuine need.

LUMEN may offer waivers for open access fees for papers whose corresponding authors are based in low-income countries.

LUMEN may offer waivers to papers whose corresponding authors are based in countries classified by the World Bank as low-income economies as of July 2021.

Please request your waiver or discount at the point of submission. Each submission open access fee waving will be discussed case by case. The waiving decision will be based on the affiliation country of the most of the authors. Consult below the list of the countries of affiliation  of the authors that may benefit from open access waiving:

Low-income countries | 

Afghanistan
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Central African Republic
Chad
Congo, Dem. Rep.
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Gambia
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Liberia
Madagascar
Malawi
Mali
Mozambique
Niger
Rwanda
Sierra Leone
Somalia
South Sudan
Syrian Arab Republic
Togo
Uganda
Yemen, Rep.

Lower-middle-income countries with GDP below $200 billion (USD)|

Algeria
Angola
Belize
Benin
Bhutan
Bolivia
Cabo Verde
Cambodia
Cameroon
Comoros
Congo, Rep.
Côte d'Ivoire
Djibouti
El Salvador
Eswatini
Ghana
Haiti
Honduras
Kenya
Kiribati
Kyrgyz Republic
Lao PDR
Lesotho
Mauritania
Micronesia, Fed. Sts.
Mongolia
Morocco
Myanmar
Nepal
Nicaragua
Papua New Guinea
Samoa
São Tomé and Principe
Senegal
Solomon Islands
Sri Lanka
Tajikistan
Tanzania
Timor-Leste
Tunisia
Ukraine
Uzbekistan
Vanuatu
West Bank and Gaza
Zambia
Zimbabwe