Price setting

●The JAD publishes journal articles under two separate business models:

-Subscription articles whose publication is funded by payments that are made by subscribing individuals or institutions.

-Open access articles whose publication is funded by payments that are made by authors, their institution or funding bodies, commonly known as Article Publishing Charges (APCs).

Article Publishing Charges (APCs)

●Irrespective of the publishing model chosen by the author, our goal is to ensure articles are published as quickly as possible, subject to appropriate quality controls, and widely disseminated. Where an author has chosen to publish open access, which typically involves the upfront payment of an article publishing charge (APC), we will also make their article immediately and freely available. The JAD’s APC prices are as follows: $65 and $170 US Dollars (Canada, Europe, USA) excluding tax, with prices clearly displayed on journal homepages.

●Adjustments in The JAD’s APC prices are under regular review and are subject to change. We set APC prices based on the following criteria which are applied to open access articles only:

Journal quality;

The journal’s editorial and technical processes;

Competitive considerations;

Market conditions;

Other revenue streams associated with the journal.


●If an author would like their article to be published under a open access model, but cannot afford the APC, then individual waiver requests are considered on a case-by-case basis and may be granted in cases of genuine need.

Funding body agreements

●The JAD has established funding body agreements to help authors comply with the open access requirements of the major funding bodies. In some cases, funding bodies will reimburse the APC paid by the authors.

Reimbursement policy

●To ensure The JAD does not charge twice for the same article, we will fully refund an APC when alternative funding is provided for the open access article. For example, where an open access article is part of a Special Issue which is later made available in its entirety on an open access basis, such as through sponsorship by an organization, we will fully refund individual APCs paid by an author or on their behalf.

No refund or credit will be offered in the following circumstances:

-Article retraction: The JAD has provided full publishing services and is only able to recoup this investment through the APC. The later retraction of the article does not detract from the publishing services provided or from our ongoing maintenance of the scientific record, e.g. archiving in perpetuity.

-Article removal: In rare cases where articles are removed completely after acceptance for publication we will not refund or credit an APC. This is because JAD has provided publishing services and is only able to recoup this investment through the APC. The later removal of the article does not detract from this investment and is typically for reasons beyond our control.

-Delays resulting from editorial decisions or author changes: These are a standard part of the publishing process.

-Circumstances beyond our control: This may include, for example, where natural or other disasters prevent us from fulfilling our obligations.

Subscription prices

●The JAD publishes subscription articles whose publication is funded by payments that are made by subscribing individuals or institutions. Subscription prices are set independent of open access articles and open access articles are not included when calculating subscription prices. Subscription prices are calculated and adjusted based on the following criteria:

Article volume;

Journal quality;

Journal usage;

Editorial processes;

Competitive considerations;

And other revenue streams such as commercial contributions from advertising, reprints and supplements.

●These criteria are applied only to subscription articles, not to open access articles when setting list prices. For specific information, please see our subscription price list for librarians and agents.

Purchasing options

●The JAD provides a range of purchasing options for subscription articles which are tailored for a wide variety of people. These include:

-For libraries and institutions: There are a number of subscription options available which are tailored according to the specific customer situation and reflect a number of factors. For customers who purchase collections these considerations include competitive considerations, market conditions, the number of archival rights they purchase, and agreement specific factors like agreement length, currency and payment terms. Collection prices are adjusted on an annual basis, and any adjustment is based on factors including competitive considerations, market conditions, the number, quality, and usage of subscription articles published, and on technical features and platform capabilities. Open access articles are not included in these calculations. Click here for more details.

-Individuals: Researchers who are not affiliated to an institution, or who would simply like convenient access to a title not available from their library, can take advantage of our personal access options. These options include credit card based transactional article sale, article rental.

-For more information on our free and low cost access programs, click here.

●No double dipping: The JAD's policy is not to charge subscribers for open access articles and when calculating subscription prices only to take into account subscription articles – we do not double dip.

List prices for The JAD

●Open access articles will not be considered in the individual journal list price. Similarly, the APC per journal will only be determined based on the criteria applied to open access articles.


●Collection prices reflect subscription articles only; they are linked to the prices of individual titles in a collection, which do not count open access articles when setting prices.