Our Waiver Policy
We publish papers to encourage and strengthen the global research network and our commitment to promote research communication, based on our understanding of the economy of nation States. We want to state emphatically that the publication of an article in our Journals is not conditioned upon the author's ability to pay the charges. Neither is acceptance to pay the handling fee a guarantee that the paper will be accepted for publication.
However, the author’s ability to contribute in the world of knowledge is an important consideration. Though we have experienced that our handling charges are not exorbitant, yet we have found it necessary to grant a 25% concession for authors from Low Income Countries, while a 20% waiver is granted to authors from Lower Middle Income Countries. This is done to encourage the demonstrable advancement of knowledge, without being constrained by the economic disability. The World Bank has classified Low Income Countries (LIC) and Lower Middle Income Countries (LMICs). Waiver requests must be made on the same day of the submission of the corrected version of an article to the journal.
On application for waiver, the corresponding author must demonstrate the conditions for which waiver must be granted. The application must indicate the title of the article(s) to which waiver would be granted as well as the co-author(s), affiliation and country. The Journal Administrator reserves the right to reject the application for waiver where the corresponding author could not demonstrate convincingly why waiver should be granted. The decision on the waiver will be made known to the corresponding author within two weeks of receipt of the application.
All correspondences with regard to waiver should be addressed to:
The Journal Administrator
International Centre for Integrated Development Research
3, Alderton Road
P. O. Box 456, Ikot Ekpene, 530001
Akwa Ibom State -