Why a submission fee

The submission fee is used to offset some of the costs associated with creating, maintaining, and sustaining the RESEARCHERS.ONE web platform and publishing initiative. Though some maintenance fee is necessary to the operation and continued improvement of RESEARCHERS.ONE, it is our mission to keep this fee as low as possible. The submission fee of $10 entitles authors to obtain feedback through the peer review mechanism on the site. It also provides a central place for the fully open access published version of the work to be discussed in open forum through the comments feature. Because RESEARCHERS.ONE uses 100% of its funds to maintain and improve the platform, without any administrative overhead, our submission fee is a small fraction of those required for publication in traditional open access journals.