This journal will charge an Article Processing Charge (APC) for the publication of research articles that are submitted from 1st January 2015 onwards. Please note that articles submitted before this deadline are not affected, regardless of publication date. The publication costs for invited content (position papers and book reviews) are covered by the journal. In the first two years of publication (2013–2014) APCs have been paid entirely by the EAHN through a generous grant from the Dutch Science Foundation (NWO).
The APC covers publications costs and ensures that all journal content is and remains fully open access. This approach maximises the potential readership of publications and allows the journal to be run in a sustainable way.
The APC for Architectural Histories is 500.00 (EUR). This is substantially lower than that of most other comparable journals. Of this €500, €350 is charged by the publisher, and it offsets the indirect and direct costs of publishing the article (for a breakdown of these costs, please click here); €150 is invested in the editorial support of the authors, such as the copy-editing of the article. The members of the editorial team (editorial board, editor-in-chief and editorial assistant) are not remunerated.
The EAHN assigns 20.00 (EUR) of each membership fee to the journal. In addition, the EAHN will develop a scholarship programme. These funds are intended to support authors who are unable to pay the APC. Authors can apply for a waiver by filling in the waiver request form and by sending it to the editorial office (firstname.lastname@example.org). The decision for waiving the fee will be made by the editorial office and the editorial board. Editorial decisions are made independently from the ability to pay the APC. The aforementioned funds also sustains the journal by funding reviews and position papers, and the development of new publication formats.
Membership of the EAHN is not obligatory to publish in Architectural Histories. However, authors who become member of the EAHN within 6 months after publication of an article can benefit from a reduced rate for following publications. A reduced rate of €350 is available for EAHN members from the second article onwards (the €500 fee applies for the first publication, whether EAHN member at the time or not).
Many institutions are now making funds available to support open access publications by their staff. If you do not know about your institution’s policy on open access funding, please contact your departmental or faculty administrators and institution library, as funds may be available to you.
Please contact the Editor-in-Chief should you need to discuss waiver options or the APC.