Under open access policy all the articles are freely available to readers, article processing charges (APC) are purely used to improve the efficiency, quality of reviewing process and to enhance the visibility of published articles. There are no profit motives for APC. The amount to be charged is displayed during submission process of the manuscript. The APC can be revised any time after comprehensive discussion in the managing board.
Once an article has been accepted for publication, an Article Processing Charge is due. The submitting author assumes responsibility for the Article Processing Charge, and PAKJAS will not issue refunds of any kind. After acceptance, if anyone does not pay the fee, it will be considered as unethical act and can be proceeded accordingly.
PAKJAS operates a transparent waiver policy to help support researchers who are unable to meet some or all the cost associated with publishing open access. However, for APC waiver authors are requested to submit the request along with submission on departmental letter head mentioning the reasons for APC waiver. The decisions for waivers will be made in the meeting of managing board, therefore some delay is expected to start the review process.
Online soft copy is freely available to everyone under open access policy, however hard copies are available at the rate of 1000 PKR per copy within Pakistan. For any demand from overseas special postage charges will be applied along with.