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Authors have the option, at a charge of $2500/€1875/£1450, to make their paper freely available online immediately upon publication, under the terms of the Oxford Open initiative. This Open Access fee is a flat charge. For authors paying for the Open Access license, any page and color print charges will be waived.
Beginning July 1, 2016 Molecular Biology and Evolution will waive page charges for the first 10 pages. Manuscripts 10 pages or less will incur no page charges, with the exception of color figures. There will be a charge of $100/page for all additional pages, e.g., 11th page will cost $100. MBE's open access fee is $2500 per article, with all page and color charges waived. This rate structure will be in place for all articles submitted on or after July 1, 2016, and those scheduled for print publication in 2017. However, any articles that were originally submitted before this July 1 cutoff shall be subject to the previous page charges: $50 per page.
Color Figure Charges
Color figures that appear in the print version of the Journal will incur a charge of $300/€240/£160 per figure. For Open Access papers (see above), color printing charges are waived. For all other papers, charges for print color figures cannot be waived, nor will page charges be waived for manuscripts that include color figures in the print version of the journal.
Color figures that appear only in the online version and not in the print version of articles incur no charges.
For more information on submitting manuscripts with color figures, please see General Author Guidelines.
Offprints of an article may be ordered at the time the corresponding author completes the online submission of the copyright form. Requests from other authors for electronic access and print offprints should be channeled via the corresponding author. Later orders may be placed through the Author Services site.
After manuscript acceptance, the corresponding authors receive via e-mail a unique URL that gives access, free of charge, to the electronic version of their published paper.
Waiving of Fees
Publication in MBE incurs charges that must be paid in full before an article is published. However, peer review and acceptance of submissions are independent of the ability of authors to cover publication costs. Authors can ask the Editor to waive charges at the time a manuscript is accepted for publication if NONE of the authors has ANY funds (grant, research allocation, departmental, or otherwise) to pay them. Late requests will not be considered. In any case, page charges will be waived only for the first ten pages. Waiving page charges shifts the cost of publication to other authors. For this reason charges are seldom waived.
Color figures that appear in print will incur charges (see above). Charges for print color figures cannot be waived, nor will page charges be waived for manuscripts that include color figures.
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