Editorial packages and associated costs

Like many open access publishers, we do not generate revenue from selling subscriptions. Instead, we make all articles we publish freely available. Unlike scholarly open access publishers, we do not have an Article Processing Charge just to accept and publish your work. Our cost covers the full production process, from writing to design through to hosting, archiving and disseminating your article. This should not be compared to an open access fee or an article processing charge, this is a TOTAL cost that covers the full service we offer.

Due to our free readership model, our determination to avoid becoming an advertising generator, and the fact that our work is costly (especially due to our high standards), we rely on a financial contribution from the featured research teams to make the whole publication possible. We’ve found this to be key in keeping page space dedicated to research and not being governed by third party advertising. We try to make this as cost effective as possible and work to a very competitive pricing structure; this is not about generating large profits – it is to produce, publish and distribute the publication in a truly open access and barrier free format.

Single paper summary

Total cost: £1250 GBP*

(approximately $1550 USD or €1400 EUR)

This option is designed for those who want to summarise a single research paper. Our team will write, edit, and design a 4-page summary of your paper, aimed to reach a broad audience with various levels of understanding. We shall publish your article in our publication and also create a user friendly article webpage.

Multi paper summary

Total cost: £1700 GBP* 

(approximately $2050 USD or €1950 EUR)

This option is for those who want to summarise a full research project, or multiple research papers (up to 4 papers). If you want a well-written, well-designed research summary that can be printed and used as a visitor or patient handout, or a conference takeaway, then this is for you. Our team will write, edit, and design a 5-page summary of your research, aimed at a broad audience with various levels of understanding.


For transparency, here is how our costs are calculated:

Low-to-middle income country fee support


To help support researchers who are unable to meet the costs associated with our article production process, we can provide a fee reduction based on the lead author’s geographic location.

Our fee reduction policy follows a two-tier approach:

Countries in Research4Life’s “Group A” will receive a 20% cost reduction.

Countries in Research4Life’s “Group B” will receive a 10% cost reduction.

Cost reduction requests outside of these two tiers will not be considered.