APA serves a diverse community of scholars, with different needs and circumstances. Therefore, our goal is to provide options to fit these different publishing needs.
Technology, Mind, and Behavior is a Gold Open Access journal whereby articles are made open immediately upon publication, promoting broad access to the content. Publication costs are offset by article processing charges (APCs). An article’s corresponding author is responsible for arranging such payment upon acceptance of a manuscript for publication. APCs are most often paid via support from an author’s grants, special funds including from one’s institution or department, contracts such as via the government, or one’s employer when the work was done as part of official governmental or corporate duties.
For all articles submitted in 2020 that are ultimately accepted for publication, APA is sponsoring each published article by paying $400 of the $1,200 APC. The author is then responsible for $800. If you are a resident in any European Union country, you will be expected to add Value-Added Tax (VAT) at the rate applicable in the respective country.
Article types that publish in Technology, Mind, and Behavior that are exempt from the article processing charge (APC) include:
Corrections and retractions
Articles are published under a CC-BY-NC-ND (Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivatives) license, allowing others to download and share them for noncommercial use as long as you are credited as the author.
To protect the integrity of your work, this license does not allow for modifications to be shared; sharing only the article as published is permitted.
In cases where an author’s research was not supported by the means outlined above, the author may apply for an APC waiver. Considerations for granting a discounted APC or full waiver will be whether an author is from a country classified by the World Bank as low or lower middle income or evidence that an author has exhausted the typical funding sources outlined in the previous paragraph. Waivers and discounts will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
APC waivers are not available on hybrid publications in other journals published by the APA, since authors without funds to cover an APC may opt to publish in the traditional subscription model.
Authors wishing to apply for a waiver should complete the form available here and wait up to two weeks for administrative handling. Corresponding authors should apply for the waiver upon submitting the manuscript through the peer review system. Applications are handled separately from the manuscript; the editorial team will not be made aware of any waiver requests or granted waivers.