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Article processing charges (APCs)

Archives Animal Breeding is committed to the open-access model of publishing. This ensures free web access to the results of research and maximum visibility for published papers. However, it requires the author or a supporting institution to pay the costs of the review process, typesetting, web publication, and long-term archiving. These article processing charges (APCs) are categorized according to the submitted material and levied for the publication of the final journal paper. The first 3 pages are covered by the author. If a paper exceeds 3 pages, each additional page will be covered by the Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN).


The following article processing charges are valid for all manuscripts submitted after 1 January 2017:

  Price per page Description
Category 1 €55 net LaTeX submissions using the Copernicus Publications LaTeX Package
Category 2 €60 net Word submissions using the Copernicus Publications Word template
Category 3 €65 net LaTeX submissions causing a higher expenditure of work due to any LaTeX style and/or difficulties with tables/figures
Category 4 €70 net Word submissions causing a higher expenditure of work due to any Word style and/or difficulties with tables/figures
English language copy-editing is included in the article processing charges.

What is included in the article processing charges?

  • all online tools for authors and reviewers;
  • professional processing of figures and movies;
  • typesetting, editing, and formatting in PDFLaTeX;
  • English language copy-editing;
  • immediate open-access publication of each article;
  • article alert service;
  • inclusion in the Copernicus online library;
  • indexing in international scientific databases and reference services;
  • long-term e-archiving via Portico and CLOCKSS as well as printed archiving via copyright libraries worldwide.