Responsible Education, Learning and Teaching in Emerging Economies (RELATE)
PUBLISHING FEE POLICY
In order to maintain academic independence of RELATE, the editorial board has decided to charge NO FEE for submission and publication of articles (No Article Processing Charges). The journal is independently and voluntarily managed by the editorial board whose members are academic staff from renowned institutions.
In order to meet its financial needs to run the journal smoothly, CSRC Publishing and RELATE has relied to frame its unique business model which is based on following.
a) Volunteer admin staff and editorial board comprising of PhD scholars and faculty members who render their services without any fixed salary.
b) Funding support from Center for Sustainability Research and Consultancy Pakistan which seeks to promote Green Model of Open Access Publishing of its publishing division, CSRC Publishing, with no pay walls and and open access policy.
c) Fast Track Review and Publication: The RELATE has introduced a fast track review and publication process under which authors are charged a nominal fee of USD 180/equivalent. The reviewers and editorial members are paid remuneration to help give a rigorous yet timely review and publication feedback to the submitting authors under this track.
d) The published authors are offered to buy 5 reprints of the journal issue for a total nominal charge of USD 100 including the courier charges.
e) Funding from HEC Pakistan: The journal RELATE has applied for recognition and funding from Higher Education Commission Pakistan to cover part of the cost of running the journal.
f) Annual Conference Fees: The Center for Sustainability Research and Consultancy holds annual conferences of its various national and international chapters to further its mission to highlight sustainability issues in emerging and developing economies. The CSRC utilizes the funds generated from conference fee to support its annual conferences and academic activities including support to CSRC Publishing to run its Green Publishing Model.
g) Language editing and proofreading may be required by the journal editorial for the papers accepted for publication after independent review process. The publisher may charge fee for template setting, language editing and proofreading service to cover part of the publication cost. The authors, however, are not restricted to use CSRC Language and Editing Service and rather may opt to use other professional services.
In order to meet its financial needs, the CSRC Publishing and RELATE consider to accept advertising requests. The advertising policy states that advertisements from only academically relevant institutions and events be allowed on the website. Given the sustainability focus of CSRC Publishing, the advertisements related to organizations promoting green and socially responsible products in any direct or indirect manner will also be considered for acceptance. The interested organizations may contact following.
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Center for Sustainability Research and Consultancy