Researchers based in less-economically developed countries are able to apply for waivers and discounts to support publishing in fully open access journals which have Article Publishing Charges (APCs):
- Corresponding authors based in low-income countries, as categorized by the World Bank, are eligible to apply for a full waiver of the APC.
- Corresponding authors based in lower-middle-income countries, as categorized by the World Bank, are eligible to apply for a 50% discount of the APC which applies to their article.
Eligibility is determined by the country of the corresponding author’s primary affiliation.
For more information see: https://afrocp.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/ejgp-waivers.pdf