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Fees and funding

Article processing charges (APC)

Authors who publish open access in Applied Network Science are required to pay an article processing charge (APC). The APC price will be determined from the date on which the article is accepted for publication.

The current APC, subject to VAT or local taxes where applicable, is: £990.00/$1390.00/€1190.00

Visit our open access support portal and our Journal Pricing FAQs for further information.

For information about the APC applicable for articles accepted for publication next year, please see our journal lists.

Open access funding

Visit Springer Nature’s open access funding & support services for information about research funders and institutions that provide funding for APCs.

Springer Nature offers agreements that enable institutions to cover open access publishing costs. Learn more about our open access agreements to check your eligibility and discover whether this journal is included.

Springer Nature offers APC waivers and discounts for articles published in our fully open access journals whose corresponding authors are based in the world’s lowest income countries (see our APC waivers and discounts policy for further information). Requests for APC waivers and discounts from other authors will be considered on a case-by-case basis, and may be granted in cases of financial need (see our open access policies for journals for more information). All applications for discretionary APC waivers and discounts should be made at the point of manuscript submission; requests made during the review process or after acceptance are unable to be considered.

Annual journal metrics

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    2.2 - 2-year Impact Factor
    1.117 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.603 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2022 Speed
    8 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    137 days submission to accept (Median)

    2022 Usage 
    454,155 downloads
    12,729 Altmetric mentions

Abstract and indexing coverage
CNKI
dblp
DOAJ
EBSCO Academic Search
EBSCO Discovery Service
EBSCO STM Source
EBSCO TOC Premier 
ESCI
Google Scholar
Inspec
OCLC
ProQuest - Summon
Scopus

Institutional membership

Visit the membership page to check if your institution is a member and learn how you could save on article-processing charges (APCs).

Funding your APC

​​​​​​​Open access funding and policy support by SpringerOpen​​

​​​​We offer a free open access support service to make it easier for you to discover and apply for article-processing charge (APC) funding. Learn more here