One-Time Fee Per Accepted Article
There are NO submission fees; however, should your manuscript be accepted for publication, there will be a one-time Regular fee $2000 Open access fee $3000 Proofreading and editing $500 per article. This fee includes orchestrating the vetting, editing and archiving of manuscripts. Fee also includes EOA (early online access) and typesetting of tables, figures, and/or appendices. The fee is non-negotiable. If you are not willing to address the fee, please do not submit a manuscript for it will not be published without it.
When we receive corrected proofs and payment, you will receive a clean PDF copy for immediate professional use. In addition, your article will appear online for online access by journal subscribers and persons who wish to purchase a copy. This will allow you to share your publication with colleagues and be quoted weeks in advance of the hard copy appearing in the journal.
Copyediting Service Fee
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Possible Assistance with Fees
Many institutions, especially larger, research-oriented institutions provide full or partial support for faculty and students to publish in peer-reviewed publications that require fees. The Am J Health Behav receives no support from any professional organization, accepts no advertising, does not sell reprints, in part, to ensure that the review process and publication decisions are based upon merit alone. Its entire revenue derives from publication fees and subscriptions.
You might inquire whether your department, school or college, or graduate school offers some financial support. Again, many institutions do offer assistance, making any personal costs incurred more affordable.