Article Processing Charge

[UPDATE!] All articles accepted after July 1, 2021 are subject to "Article Processing Charges" to provide free access to readers and to cover the costs of peer review management, journal production, online hosting, and long-term archiving.

All readers and authors of Islamic Guidance and Counseling Journal (IGCJ) can enjoy the benefits of free open access. We believe that free open access promotes accessibility and use throughout the world, serving the professional and scientific community, as well as the wider community. Because there are no fees charged for access, IGCJ offsets the cost of publication (including the costs of peer review management, journal production, online hosting, and long-term archiving) by charging article processing charges (APC) to authors, institutions, or funders for each published article.

During the submission and peer-review process, there are no charges. The APC is charged to the author when their manuscript is editorially accepted or before the publication with the amount USD 300.00 Further information to make payments will be notified along with the status of their manuscript is editorially accepted. We request that you evaluate your potential to obtain funding for the Article Processing Charge before submission, not after acceptance.

We understand that some institutions may have limited funding for their research activities.  Thus, we have instituted a generous waiver system that may ease the payment of the APC when their researchers choose to publish their manuscripts in IGCJ. Authors from Low Income Countries may be granted up to 75% waiver and Lower Middle-Income Countries may be granted up to 40% waiver. Please visit World Bank Classifications by Income here.

We also would like to appreciate IGCJ authors works toward our scientific community by providing them waiver of APC for Authors with h-index Scopus or WoS > = 7 discount up to 100% (Terms and Condition Apply) or IGCJ Reviewer discount up to 10% per article.

Authors only permitted to send one waiver of APC application per manuscript. To request a waiver, kindly send an application to [email protected]. Waiver application should contain the submission number, manuscript title, and state the reason for requesting a waiver.