APC waivers and discounts

Springer Nature offers APC waivers to papers whose corresponding authors are based in countries classified by the World Bank as low-income economies as of July 2018.

Papers whose corresponding authors are based in countries with lower-middle-income economies and with a 2017 gross domestic product (GDP) of less than 200 billion US dollars are eligible for a 50% discount (reference - World Bank 1st July 2018).

Please request your waiver or discount at the point of submission.

For information about our discretionary waiver and discount policies for authors in financial need, please see here

APC waivers are not offered for open access publication in Springer Nature subscription journals offering a hybrid option, as authors without the funds to publish open access in these journals can publish via the subscription route. See here for further information on hybrid journals in Springer and Palgrave imprints and hybrid academic journals on nature.com. 

Low-income countries: full APC waiver

Afghanistan

Benin

Burkina Faso

Burundi

Central African Republic

Chad

Comoros

Congo, Dem. Rep.

Eritrea

Ethiopia

Gambia

Guinea

Guinea-Bissau

Haiti

Liberia

Madagascar

Malawi  

Mali

Mozambique

Nepal

Niger

Rwanda

 

Senegal

Sierra Leone

Somalia

South Sudan

Syrian Arab Republic

Tajikistan

Tanzania

Togo

Uganda

Yemen, Rep.

Zimbabwe

Lower-middle-income countries with GDP below $200 billion (USD): 50% APC discount

Angola

Bhutan

Bolivia

Cabo Verde

Cambodia

Cameroon

Congo, Rep.

Côte d'Ivoire

Djibouti

El Salvador

Georgia

Ghana

Honduras



Kenya

Kiribati

Kosovo

Kyrgyz Republic

Lao PDR

Lesotho

Mauritania

Micronesia, Fed. Sts.

Moldova

Mongolia

Morocco

Myanmar

Nicaragua


Papua New Guinea

São Tomé and Principe

Solomon Islands

Sri Lanka

Swaziland

Timor-Leste

Tunisia

Ukraine

Uzbekistan

Vanuatu

West Bank and Gaza

Zambia

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