LUMEN charges the following fees:
Open Access Fee
The open access fee is 100 euro* (the open access fee includes the APA style formatting for the references system)
- iThenticate Similarity Check fee: 7 euro(applied for the 2nd check of the same article)
- subscription for printed edition of the journal for both individual and juridical person (education and research centers, institutions)
#1 subscription – 2 regular issues = 500 euro/year
#2 subscription - 2 regular issues + supplementary issues = 800 euro/year
- 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.
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 |
Central African Republic
Congo, Dem. Rep.
Syrian Arab Republic
Lower-middle-income countries with GDP below $200 billion (USD)|
Micronesia, Fed. Sts.
Papua New Guinea
São Tomé and Principe
West Bank and Gaza