SWS Journal of Social Sciences & Arts hold the strong believe in open access policy and guarantee free distribution of all the articles published by it. Nevertheless, the personal time and efforts for peer reviewing, editing, typesetting, long-term archiving and publishing processes conducted by experienced and eminent scholars and professionals should be paid in return for their expertise. To cover all the expenses, SWS Journal of Social Sciences & Arts charges a publication fee (APC) after acceptance of a given manuscript.

All the submitted texts have to be written in grammatically correct and academically styled English. It is recommendatory for authors to use a preferred English editing service prior to submitting. Often, Article Processing Charges are covered by national and private research institutes, universities and organizations. There are discounts available for authors from lower middle-income countries or from institutions that are part of MDPI's Institutional Open Access Program (IOAP). 


Here you could see the standard SWS Journal of Social Sciences & Arts publication prices.


Type of publication

Discount Amount





SWS Members/IOAP


€ 99



Taxes on publication charges

Value Added Tax (VAT) is applicable only for VAT non-registered authors based within the European Union.

Article processing charges in open access journals cover costs for editorial/peer review process, layout, publication and all linked services, and ensure a free distribution of your article (free of charge) for all the readers. The APC cover:

  • Online submission, professional review and editorial assistance.
  • Professional management system.
  • Plagiarism check.
  • Typesetting, proofreading and publication.
  • Rapid publication process.
  • Innovative publishing technologies.
  • Immediate free access for everyone to your work
  • Rapid Alert Service through Email.
  • Abstracting/Indexing of your article to the scientific databases.
  • Archiving of your publication.
  • Author copyright and distribution under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license
  • No charges for illustrations in color.
  • Full-color and with high-resolution printed version (additional option).