Publication charges help cover the cost of publishing and disseminating research results. Partial or full waivers of publication charges are available for those with no (or extremely limited) available funds.
Page Charge: Authors of papers accepted for publication in AAS must pay page charges at the price of $50.00 per black and white page, and $170.00 per colour page. Authors then receive 30 reprints of their paper, free of charge.
For papers receiving waivers: In the cases where an author does not have the resources to cover the estimated charges, a partial or full waiver must be applied for and granted before the paper can begin peer review. Authors receiving full waivers must convert all or most of color files to black-and-white. [Application Form]
Open Access: If your paper is to be published Open
Access, the “Article Processing Charge” (APC, which is separate to the page charges) will be paid to Springer directly. To know more about APC and eligibility for waivers, please click here.