Publication Fees

Publishing peer-reviewed articles in this journal incurs an article processing charge (APC). VAT (25 %) will be added to the APC for authors within Norway and the European Union, except non-Norwegian organizations that provide their VAT-number. 


  • Publication fee for reserach articles up to 60 000 characters (including spaces) is NOK 12 000 excl. VAT for researchers employed in higher educational and research institutions. The publication fee is NOK 8 000 excl. VAT for phd-students. Researchers without an affiliation to a research institution or university can apply for a complete or partial waiver (see information below).
  • The total sum will be charged to the author(s) after publication of his/her (their) article.
  • The journal does not have a submission fee.


We offer a complete or partial fee waiver on a case-by-case basis for individual authors or author groups affiliated with a university or institute in Low-income or Lower-middle-income economies as defined by the World Bank. Please check the list here. If the author group includes researchers from universities or institutes in high-income economies, the publication fee will likely not be waived.

Authors without an affiliation to a research institution or university are also eligible to apply for a complete or partial fee waiver.

Please mail your request for a waiver of the publication fee to before submitting your manuscript. Requests for waivers for manuscripts that are already under peer review or have been typeset will not be granted. The corresponding author must send the following information in the letter of request, together with any supporting documents:

  • Manuscript title
  • Article category
  • Names and titles of all authors
  • Institutional affiliations of all authors
  • Type of waiver requested: Partial (indicate the amount you can pay in EUR) or Full
  • Reason for waiver application
  • Please explain how the research has been funded

Editors and reviewers have no access to author payment information. Inability to pay will not influence their editorial decision.