About the Article Processing Charge

How much is the APC for Insights into Imaging?
The 2023 APC for each article accepted for publication is £1990 / $2890 / €2390.00 (plus VAT or local taxes, where applicable). 

Are there any discounts?
SpringerOpen operates a membership program. Please check if your institution is a Member or Supporting Member here

Are there any discounts for ESR members?
The procedure for APC coverage by the ESR was modified at the beginning of 2020.
The ESR can no longer offer coverage of the article processing charge for articles submitted to Insights into Imaging by members of the society.

Individual waiver requests can be considered by either the publisher or the journal itself on a case-by-case basis and may be granted in cases of lack of funds. To apply for a waiver, please request it during the submission process. A decision on the waiver will normally be made within two weeks.

When do I have to pay?
The APC needs to be paid, if not otherwise waived or covered after acceptance of the manuscript and typesetting is initiated. You do not have to pay any charges for submissions or revisions if they are not accepted for publication.

Is the APC dependent on the article length?
No, it is not. 

Does the submitting (corresponding) author pay the APC?
It is the responsibility of the submitting author to manage / handle the APC payment.

Can the APC rate change from submission to acceptance stage?
No, the APC payable for an article is determined at the time payment is agreed to as part of the submission process.