The Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate is an open access (gold) journal which is freely available to all readers via online access and article download. Rather than charging for subscriptions, the journal asks authors to pay article processing charges (APCs), of 800 € + tax (from 1st December 2016, 700 € for articles submitted prior to this date).
APCs are used to maintain and improve:
- An up-to-date infrastructure for the article submission and evaluation process
- The publication of its content using various formats adapted to different reading habits
- Tools for indexation and discoverability
- Long-term content access and preservation
From 1st December 2016 the APCs will include a new language editing service; once an article is accepted (but before publication) a professional language editor will check the English of all articles.
This service is applied only to accepted articles. The Editors-in-Chief may ask the author to improve the language prior to starting the peer review process.