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  • Smart Agriculture Charge and Remuneration Policy

    The Charge and Remuneration Policy of Smart Agriculture shall be implemented in accordance with the following standards.

    Author-side Fees

    (1) The article processing charge

    Smart Agriculture will levy RMB 500 (USD 90) /page, up to RMB 10000  (USD 1800) .

    (b) Urgent service charge

    An additional of RMB 1000 (USD 160) per article manuscript will be charged for each issue published in advance.

    (c) Reduction of charge

    APC will be charged upon acceptance. However, the ability of authors to pay APC will never be a consideration in the decision whether to publish. Smart Agriculture routinely reduces or waives charges for authors from low-income countries. This policy is supported by our sponsor. Individual waiver requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis and may be granted in cases of lack of funds.


    (1) Contribution remuneration

    In order to encourage the author to contribute, remunerations that exceed journals in the same field per manuscript will be paid to authors.

    (2) Peer review remuneration

    In order to encourage experts to review the manuscript, RMB 150 (USD 24) per manuscript will be paid to reviewers.

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