Publication Fees

Publication fee

Upon editorial acceptance of an article the corresponding author will be issued with an invoice for payment of an Article Processing Charge (APC), to cover the costs associated with running the journal. Please note that no articles will be published until the APC has been paid. The APC depends on the article type and the journal follows the HINARI/Research4Life waiver policy for developing countries:

  • Full reports (original articles, reviews, special reports, etc.) - a maximum of 3000 words (from introduction to the end of discussion sections) and 5-6 figures/tables/graphs (up to 4000 words for reviews): €1600
  • Short communications* (short case reports, etc) that do not exceed 2 typeset pages (inclusive of references and figures/tables): €400
  • Quizzes with 150-200 words in the case presentation and approximately 900 words in the discussion: €300

Supplementary material involves a fee of 25 €/file to cover administration costs, but video files will be published free of charge.

We advise prompt payment of the APC so that the article can be published as soon as the article proof has been approved.

*The review process is the same for full papers and brief definite reports, but brief definite reports will be published as "Short Communications". Thus, they are not second or third class but simply contain data that can be communicated in a short, crisp fashion instead of being published as full reports.

Attention authors in Sweden: Publish for free through our agreement with Bibsam 

Authors in Sweden affiliated with the institutions listed below may be eligible to publish open access in ActaDV at no cost to the authors. Medical Journals Sweden has reached an Open Access agreement with Bibsam which is designed to simplify the publication process for all parties. The agreement allows you to publish accepted articles at no cost to the authors, with no limitation on frequency, by means of an institutional pre-payment agreement for articles. Eligible institutions include:

  • University of Gothenburg
  • Karolinska Institute
  • Linköping University
  • Uppsala University
  • Örebro University
  • Mälardalen University

This agreement comes into effect as from January 1st 2023, and covers all articles with an acceptance date past this date. To be eligible you need to:

  • be affiliated with a participating Bibsam institution listed above
  • be the corresponding author for the manuscript
  • conduct the research mainly at the affiliated institution
  • use your institutional domain email for submission and publication
  • inform the editorial office of your eligibility upon submission of your manuscript by indicating this in the “Bibsam eligibility information / Comments for the Editor” field.