The ESSD journal provides free, unrestricted access to research articles for all. To cover the costs associated with peer review, copy-editing, typesetting, hosting, and archiving, we issue an article processing charge of ā‚¬150.

By collecting this article processing charge, we ensure the continuance of the journal in its open-access format, while maintaining the quality and integrity of the journal, and the publications within. APCs help us continue providing a valuable service to the research community by making research more widely available while maintaining the quality and integrity of the publication process.