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Article Processing Charge

Last updated March 21, 2017


Article Processing Charge

Baishideng Publishing Group (BPG) is a professional publisher with 25 years of experience in editing and publishing high-quality clinical medicine journals. BPG was founded on January 15, 1993 and published only the World Chinese Journal of Digestology (WCJD; Shijie Huaren Xiaohua Zazhi) until October 1, 1995 when the World Journal of Gastroenterology (WJG) was launched. Since 1999, BPG has continued to launch other clinical medicine journals in the open access World series, which is currently represented by 42 international journals covering a wide variety of disciplines in clinical medicine and our founding Chinese language journal, WCJD, which continues to focus on the intranational aspect of digestive system conditions and diseases with particular relevance to Chinese populations.

In order to maintain a sustainable open access platform, so that we may continue to serve as a conduit for communication among and within our scholarly communities at-large, an article processing charge (APC) is levied on all unsolicited manuscripts accepted for publication and regardless of article type. Our goal of providing immediate information availability and accessibility is facilitated by a zero-embargo period for all academic outputs, which are published immediately online in our unrestricted digital repository.

The APC is payable to BPG by the author(s) or research sponsor(s). WCJD charges a flat rate of RMB 4896; WJG charges a flat rate of $ 1898; and all other BPG journals charge a flat rate of $ 698. The APC is waived for solicited manuscripts. 

All articles published by BPG are selected by an in-house editor and fully peer-reviewed by external reviewers. BPG applies the Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC BY-NC 4.0) license, which permits others to distribute, remix, adapt, build upon this work non-commercially, and license their derivative works on different terms, provided the original work is properly cited and the use is non-commercial. See: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/