RCR needs to pay collaborators for their work in the publication process (e.g., web space, technical maintenance, article production, DOI registration). Therefore, RCR has started to charge for production to keep all its content open access. The processing charge is currently 300 USD; for scholars within the European zone is 300 EU, VAT included. This production charge is valid for the manuscripts submitted during the years 2021 and 2022 and is payable upon acceptance of the manuscript for publication. If your paper is cited by at least 20 documents in Scopus in the following four years, you can ask us to transfer you back the 25% of the production charges.
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1.- Members of the Editorial Board get a 50% discount for the first published article and 100% for the following. Members previous to 2021 get a 100% discount from the first article.
2.- Ad-hoc reviewers get a 25% discount for the first published article and 50% for the second. If you have reviewed more than one article, you can ask to be part of the Editorial Board and get your discount 100% discount as a member of the Editorial Board.
3.- Open-peer reviewers get a 10% discount if at least one review is considered useful for the improvement of the paper by an RCR editor. The discount will be 15% if two or more reviews have been considered useful by an editor. In the latter case, if you are invited as an Ad-hoc reviewer, you can then ask for a 50% discount.
4.- Scholars from low-income countries get special discounts or a waiver for production charges.
4a.- Articles with corresponding authors from the following countries get a 50% discount:
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4b.- Articles with corresponding authors from the following countries get a 100% discount:
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