APST is a quarterly double-blind peer reviewed refereed open access International e-Journal - Included in the International Serial Directories, which provides instant, worldwide and barrier-free access to the full-text of all published manuscripts to all interested readers in the best interests of the research community.
As costs are involved in every stage of the publication process, like manuscript handling form submission to publication, peer-review, copy-editing, typesetting, tagging and indexing of articles, Electronic composition and production, hosting the final article on dedicated servers, electronic archiving, server and website update and maintenance, supporting sales and marketing costs to ensure global dissemination and administrative and overheads, the author is asked to pay an article Review and Handling Fee.
A Review and Handling fee of Rs. 3000/- (Rs. 1,000/- extra for those, whose manuscript are not as per the guidelines for submission or there more than three authors in a paper ) for SAARC Countries and USD $225 for other countries is payable for manuscript ACCEPTED for publication, except from the manuscript belonging to foreign author (s) alone, which will be billed to the corresponding author only. The amount of fee charged by the journal is economical of the e-journals. The Review and Handling Fee must be paid prior to publication. There is no restriction on the length of research papers and reviews, although authors are encouraged to be concise. There is no extra charge for color figures. The article accepted for publication will be processed further toward publication after the author pays the Review and Handling Fee.
The mode of payment is as following:
1. Through Bank Draft (D.D.) favouring APST Publication., issued by any of the branches of any of the banks in India. The draft is required to be payable at Uttam Nagar, New Delhi. Kindly note that the Bank Draft with the title APST Publication, New Delhi is not acceptable and the same should be favoring APST Publication only.
2.Through Crossed (A/C Payee) Cheque Payable at Par at all C.B.S. branches of Bank concerned favoring APST Publication., issued by any of the branches of any of the banks in India. Kindly note that the Cheque with the title APST Publication, New delhi is not acceptable and the same should be favoring APST Publication only. Ordinary cheque will not be accepted.
If anybody do not have funds to pay Review and Handling Fee, he/she will have an opportunity to request the Editor for fee waiver through the Head of his/her Institution/Department/University with the reasons, because APST does not want fees to prevent the publication of worthy work, however Review and Handling Fee waivers or discounts are granted on a case-by-case basis to authors who lack funds. To apply for a waiver or discount, one can request during the submission process.
Any kind of modification after the acceptance of manuscript is chargeable @ Rs. 500/-.
Failure to pay the Review and Handling Fee makes a manuscript liable to be placed back under access control, losing its open access status
Review and Handling Fees can be paid by online transferring the funds with the help of the following details:-
Name of the Account: APST PUBLICATION
Name of the Bank: HDFC BANK
Branch: VIKAS MARG, NEW DELHI
Account No: 50100094737316
IFSC Code: HDFC0000120
MICR Code: 110240015