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 APC 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 APC, there are no submission charges, page charges, or color charges. The fees to be paid following the acceptance of an article are indicated in  below:

Original or Review Article: 150 

Case Report: 75 


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


 Fast-Track Review Fee (FTF)

Authors sometimes have to meet publication deadlines, e.g. for promotion & tenure or thesis defense, grant proposals, the spending of research funds before a certain deadline, publication of follow-up papers, or because the findings are deemed important. To facilitate a speedy turn-around when a rapid decision is required, GMJ offers a review model in which selected peer reviewers may be paid to deliver high-quality and speedy peer-review reports. This is entirely optional - if you do not wish to pay for a fast-track peer review process, just submit your paper normally as described before in the instruction for authors. If you opt for fast-track review, you are guaranteed: a rapid editorial decision and peer-review comments within 2 weeks (plus any additional holidays within that period) after submission and payment of the fee. The fee to be paid for FTF is 50  per manuscript.


Methods of Payments

1) 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 FTF and APC. You could pay the FTF or APC by ZarinPal click here and follow the instructions.[Persian]

Please send the Receipt of your payment to


2) Non-Iranian authors:

International payments can be done via Paypal with your credit cards (Visa, Master Card, etc.). Bank payments can also be done using IBAN and BIC number of the company. To send the fees manually via the bank account, request us to send you an offline invoice via

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 the 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 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.