Publication Fee

Article-processing charges (APC)

Open access publishing proposes a relatively new model for scholarly journal publishing that provides immediate, worldwide, barrier-free access to the full-text of all published articles. Open access allows all interested readers to view, download, print, and redistribute any article without a subscription, enabling far greater distribution of an author's work than the traditional subscription-based publishing model. Many authors in a variety of fields have begun to realize the benefits that open access publishing can provide in terms of increasing the impact of their work.

In an open-access model, the publication costs of an article are paid from an author's research budget, or by their supporting institution, in the form of Article Processing Charges (APC). These APCs replace subscription charges and allow publishers to make the full-text of every published article freely available to all interested readers. In addition, authors who publish in our open access journals retain the copyright of their work, which is released under a “Creative Commons Attribution License,” enabling the unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction of an article in any medium, provided that the original work is properly cited.

Galen Medical Journal (GMJ) is an Open Access journal. Publishing an article in GMJ requires APC that will be billed to the submitting author following the acceptance of an article for publication. Apart from these APCs, there are no submission charges, page charges, or color charges. The fees to be paid following the acceptance of an article are indicated below:

Original or Review Article: 1000 € ( Special waive for Iranian Authors)

Case Report: 500 €


Note: All the Letters to the editor and Editorial publish free of charge.



Methods of Payments

International payments can be done via Salviapal with your credit cards (Visa, Master Card, etc.) here


Note for Iranian Authors

To pay the fees, sign in to the journal website and follow the wizard under your manuscript in the Authorial Area and apply the APC. You could pay the APC by SalviaPal click here and follow the instructions.[Persian]

Please send the receipt of your payment to [email protected]


Waiver policy

We encourage our authors to publish their papers with us and don’t wish the cost of publication processing fees to be an insurmountable barrier especially to authors from low and lower-middle-income countries. A range of discounts or waivers is offered to authors who are unable to pay our publication processing fees. We use the World Bank Country Classification table to identify: 

  • Low-income countries. Authors resident in these countries may apply to receive up to a 100% waiver of the standard publication processing fee; 
  • Lower middle income. Authors resident in these countries may apply to receive a 50% waiver of the standard publication processing fee.  

If you are living in a developing country and need to apply for a waiver please email via [email protected] with the following information: 

  • Your name and institution with full address details
  • Title of the journal you wish to submit a manuscript to
  • Reason for applying for a waiver
  • Title of your paper
  • Country of residence of any co-authors.

If you have already accepted a discounted price offered to you at the time of submission please be aware that this is the maximum discount and we are unable to help you further.