Article Processing Charges

ESSD is an open access journal that follows the new model for scholarly journal publishing that provides worldwide, complete and free access to the full-text of its published articles. Therefore, ESSD allows all readers to download, print, share, post and reorganize interests to use any article for free of charge. This will help in increasing the impact of authors’ work. Article processing Charges are needed to cover the cost of the publication process.


This charge does not include submission charges or additional page charges. Once the manuscript has been accepted, fees are required to be paid before the manuscript proceeds to publication as follows. Payments may be completed online or by bank transfer once an Author has received his/her acceptance.


By covering article-processing chargers, an author is guaranteed the following:

  • Screening Process (Scope, Linguistic, plagiarism check etc.)
  • Review Process
  • Production
  • Proofing
  • Editorial Quality Assurance
  • Publishing
  • Marketing and Communication
  • Technological Maintenance


For direct-submission in Environmental Science for Sustainable Development (ESSD) the actual amount payable is as follows:

Article Submission and Publication Charges: 100.00 (USD)

Waiver Policy

IEREK press’ direct submission journals provide authors based in the following countries and classified by the World Bank as low-income economies as of July 2018. In order to apply for a waiver, you must provide proof that ensures your eligibility according to the following list. Before submitting your manuscript, send an email to waivers@ierek.com

  • Afghanistan
  • Angola
  • Benin
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Cape Verde
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Comoros
  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Congo
  • Cote D’Ivoire
  • Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
  • Djibouti
  • East Timor
  • El Salvador
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Kosovo
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Moldova
  • Mongolia
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Nepal
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Palestinian Authority
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Rwanda
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • South Sudan
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Swaziland
  • Syria
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Togo
  • Tunisia
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Vietnam
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe