How to publish your article in the Open Access

Follow our standard guidelines and possible journal-specific requirements when submitting your article to the journal you selected. After your article has been accepted for publication by the editorial board, to publish your article in Open Access, you should prepare (in a free form) and submit your Open Access application to the editorial board with a copy to

The application must include:

  1. The title of the journal your article was submitted to and the title of the article itself.
  2. The sponsor of your research.
  3. The funding source for Open Access publication (the name and details of the organization that will be the signatory to the agreement about covering the article processing charge (APC)).
  4. The contact details of the author who will coordinate the publication process.

Together with your application, you must enclose the Letter of Consent signed by all authors (who thereby confirm their agreement for the article to be published in Open Access and their willingness to pay the APC).

Once the APC has been paid or a guarantee thereof has been received by the publisher, the manuscript undergoes editorial and preprint processing and is then published with the Open Access marking.

If the journal you have selected has a Russian-language version, your sponsor allows it, and the article is originally submitted in the Russian language or has a Russian-language version, you can simultaneously publish the article conventionally in the Russian-language version. To this end, please enclose a filled-in and signed agreement for the Russian-language version available at the publisher's website.

The APC for publishing an article in Open Access mode is 155,000 Р / €2200 / US$ 3000 (the choice of the payment currency stays with you and your funder).

  • Your article will not appear on the website without signed Letter of Consent and before receipt of APC payment or a guarantee thereof.
  • Your decision to publish the article in Open Access is final and cannot be revoked once the final version of the article has been prepared. Your payment can only be refunded if it is discovered that the article cannot be published in Open Access for reasons beyond authors' control while the article is being prepared for publication. In the latter case, the article will be published as an ordinary article.
  • The APC is not refunded on an author’s request nor when the author has not complied with publication rules, including plagiarism, etc.
  • The APC does not include any additional fees such as the charge for processing full-color illustrations or for substantial revision of an already prepared article or any of its parts.
  • Each article goes through the standard article-preparation cycle, which includes interim author’s proofing and final galley proofing in PDF format.

If the funder of your research demands that the results should be published in Open Access and you cannot easily identify a journal that suits the subject area of your research, please, do not hesitate to contact us at We will try and help you by suggesting journals that best fit your research.