Article Processing Charges

The journal BioDesign Research is an Open Access journal supported by article processing charges (APCs). There are no submission charges.

APC rate

From 2019 through June 30, 2023, all APCs will be covered by Nanjing Agricultural University. Authors whose work is accepted for publication in BioDesign Research before July 1, 2023 will therefore not be responsible for paying APCs.


Beginning July 1, 2023, the Science Partner Journals (SPJ) Program will offer full APC waivers to authors in the developing world (Hinari A & B countries). Additionally, full or partial waivers may be available to those experiencing financial hardships. Waivers may be requested at any point in the editorial workflow (pre-submission to acceptance) but are not granted until acceptance. Contact the Science Partner Journal (SPJ) program business office to inquire about waivers.