Waiver Policy

At Academic Journals, we understand that some institutions may have limited funding for their research activities.  Thus, we have instituted a generous waiver system that may ease the payment of the manuscript handling fee when their researchers choose to publish their manuscripts in any of our journals.  Our primary goal as stated in our mission is to accelerate the dissemination of knowledge through the publication of high quality research articles. We are continually pursuing this goal, without putting undue financial burden on researchers or their institutions. Hence, we have instituted the following waiver policy.

         Authors from Low Income Countries may be granted up to 75% waiver.

         Authors from Lower Middle-Income Countries may be granted up to 40% waiver. 

To request a waiver, kindly send an application to [email protected]. Waiver application should contain the manuscript number and state the reason for requesting a waiver.

 

World Bank Country Classifications by Income Level

 

 

 

Country

 

Region

Income group

 

 

Afghanistan

 

South Asia

Low income

 

 

Albania

 

Europe & Central Asia

Upper middle income

 

 

Algeria

 

Middle East & North Africa

Upper middle income

 

 

American Samoa

 

East Asia & Pacific

Upper middle income

 

 

Andorra

 

Europe & Central Asia

High income

 

 

Angola

 

Sub-Saharan Africa

Lower middle income

 

 

Antigua and Barbuda

 

Latin America & Caribbean

High income

 

 

Argentina

 

Latin America & Caribbean

Upper middle income

 

 

Armenia

 

Europe & Central Asia

Lower middle income

 

 

Aruba

 

Latin America & Caribbean

High income

 

 

Australia

 

East Asia & Pacific

High income

 

 

Austria

 

Europe & Central Asia

High income

 

 

Azerbaijan

 

Europe & Central Asia

Upper middle income

 

 

Bahamas, The

 

Latin America & Caribbean

High income

 

 

Bahrain

 

Middle East & North Africa

High income

 

 

Bangladesh

 

South Asia

Lower middle income

 

 

Barbados

 

Latin America & Caribbean

High income

 

 

Belarus

 

Europe & Central Asia

Upper middle income

 

 

Belgium

 

Europe & Central Asia

High income

 

 

Belize

 

Latin America & Caribbean

Upper middle income

 

 

Benin

 

Sub-Saharan Africa

Low income

 

 

Bermuda

 

North America

High income

 

 

Bhutan

 

South Asia

Lower middle income

 

 

Bolivia

 

Latin America & Caribbean

Lower middle income

 

 

Bosnia and Herzegovina

 

Europe & Central Asia

Upper middle income

 

 

Botswana

 

Sub-Saharan Africa

Upper middle income

 

 

Brazil

 

Latin America & Caribbean

Upper middle income

 

 

British Virgin Islands

 

Latin America & Caribbean

High income

 

 

Brunei Darussalam

 

East Asia & Pacific

High income

 

 

Bulgaria

 

Europe & Central Asia

Upper middle income

 

 

Burkina Faso

 

Sub-Saharan Africa

Low income

 

 

Burundi

 

Sub-Saharan Africa

Low income

 

 

Cabo Verde

 

Sub-Saharan Africa

Lower middle income

 

 

Cambodia

 

East Asia & Pacific

Lower middle income

 

 

Cameroon

 

Sub-Saharan Africa

Lower middle income

 

 

Canada

 

North America

High income

 

 

Cayman Islands

 

Latin America & Caribbean

High income

 

 

Central African Republic

 

Sub-Saharan Africa

Low income

 

 

Chad

 

Sub-Saharan Africa

Low income

 

 

Channel Islands

 

Europe & Central Asia

High income

 

 

Chile

 

Latin America & Caribbean

High income

 

 

China

 

East Asia & Pacific

Upper middle income

 

 

Colombia

 

Latin America & Caribbean

Upper middle income

 

 

Comoros

 

Sub-Saharan Africa

Low income

 

 

Congo, Dem. Rep.

 

Sub-Saharan Africa

Low income

 

 

Congo, Rep.

 

Sub-Saharan Africa

Lower middle income

 

 

Costa Rica

 

Latin America & Caribbean

Upper middle income

 

 

Côte d'Ivoire

 

Sub-Saharan Africa

Lower middle income

 

 

Croatia

 

Europe & Central Asia

Upper middle income

 

 

Cuba

 

Latin America & Caribbean

Upper middle income

 

 

Curaçao

 

Latin America & Caribbean

High income

 

 

Cyprus

 

Europe & Central Asia

High income

 

 

Czech Republic

 

Europe & Central Asia

High income

 

 

Denmark

 

Europe & Central Asia

High income

 

 

Djibouti

 

Middle East & North Africa

Lower middle income

 

 

Dominica

 

Latin America & Caribbean

Upper middle income

 

 

Dominican Republic

 

Latin America & Caribbean

Upper middle income

 

 

Ecuador

 

Latin America & Caribbean

Upper middle income

 

 

Egypt, Arab Rep.

 

Middle East & North Africa

Lower middle income

 

 

El Salvador

 

Latin America & Caribbean

Lower middle income

 

 

Equatorial Guinea

 

Sub-Saharan Africa

Upper middle income

 

 

Eritrea

 

Sub-Saharan Africa

Low income

 

 

Estonia

 

Europe & Central Asia

High income

 

 

Ethiopia

 

Sub-Saharan Africa

Low income

 

 

Faroe Islands

 

Europe & Central Asia

High income

 

 

Fiji

 

East Asia & Pacific

Upper middle income

 

 

Finland

 

Europe & Central Asia

High income

 

 

France

 

Europe & Central Asia

High income

 

 

French Polynesia

 

East Asia & Pacific

High income

 

 

Gabon

 

Sub-Saharan Africa

Upper middle income

 

 

Gambia, The

 

Sub-Saharan Africa

Low income

 

 

Georgia

 

Europe & Central Asia

Lower middle income

 

 

Germany

 

Europe & Central Asia

High income

 

 

Ghana

 

Sub-Saharan Africa

Lower middle income

 

 

Gibraltar

 

Europe & Central Asia

High income

 

 

Greece

 

Europe & Central Asia

High income

 

 

Greenland

 

Europe & Central Asia

High income

 

 

Grenada

 

Latin America & Caribbean

Upper middle income

 

 

Guam

 

East Asia & Pacific

High income

 

 

Guatemala

 

Latin America & Caribbean

Lower middle income

 

 

Guinea

 

Sub-Saharan Africa

Low income

 

 

Guinea-Bissau

 

Sub-Saharan Africa

Low income

 

 

Guyana

 

Latin America & Caribbean

Upper middle income

 

 

Haiti

 

Latin America & Caribbean

Low income

 

 

Honduras

 

Latin America & Caribbean

Lower middle income

 

 

Hong Kong SAR, China

 

East Asia & Pacific

High income

 

 

Hungary

 

Europe & Central Asia

High income

 

 

Iceland

 

Europe & Central Asia

High income

 

 

India

 

South Asia

Lower middle income

 

 

Indonesia

 

East Asia & Pacific

Lower middle income

 

 

Iran, Islamic Rep.

 

Middle East & North Africa

Upper middle income

 

 

Iraq

 

Middle East & North Africa

Upper middle income

 

 

Ireland

 

Europe & Central Asia

High income

 

 

Isle of Man

 

Europe & Central Asia

High income

 

 

Israel

 

Middle East & North Africa

High income

 

 

Italy

 

Europe & Central Asia

High income

 

 

Jamaica

 

Latin America & Caribbean

Upper middle income

 

 

Japan

 

East Asia & Pacific

High income

 

 

Jordan

 

Middle East & North Africa

Lower middle income

 

 

Kazakhstan

 

Europe & Central Asia

Upper middle income

 

 

Kenya

 

Sub-Saharan Africa

Lower middle income

 

 

Kiribati

 

East Asia & Pacific

Lower middle income

 

 

Korea, Dem. People's Rep.

 

East Asia & Pacific

Low income

 

 

Korea, Rep.

 

East Asia & Pacific

High income

 

 

Kosovo

 

Europe & Central Asia

Lower middle income

 

 

Kuwait

 

Middle East & North Africa

High income

 

 

Kyrgyz Republic

 

Europe & Central Asia

Lower middle income

 

 

Lao PDR

 

East Asia & Pacific

Lower middle income

 

 

Latvia

 

Europe & Central Asia

High income

 

 

Lebanon

 

Middle East & North Africa

Upper middle income

 

 

Lesotho

 

Sub-Saharan Africa

Lower middle income

 

 

Liberia

 

Sub-Saharan Africa

Low income

 

 

Libya

 

Middle East & North Africa

Upper middle income

 

 

Liechtenstein

 

Europe & Central Asia

High income

 

 

Lithuania

 

Europe & Central Asia

High income

 

 

Luxembourg

 

Europe & Central Asia

High income

 

 

Macao SAR, China

 

East Asia & Pacific

High income

 

 

Macedonia, FYR

 

Europe & Central Asia

Upper middle income

 

 

Madagascar

 

Sub-Saharan Africa

Low income

 

 

Malawi

 

Sub-Saharan Africa

Low income

 

 

Malaysia

 

East Asia & Pacific

Upper middle income

 

 

Maldives

 

South Asia

Upper middle income

 

 

Mali

 

Sub-Saharan Africa

Low income

 

 

Malta

 

Middle East & North Africa

High income

 

 

Marshall Islands

 

East Asia & Pacific

Upper middle income

 

 

Mauritania

 

Sub-Saharan Africa

Lower middle income

 

 

Mauritius

 

Sub-Saharan Africa

Upper middle income

 

 

Mexico

 

Latin America & Caribbean

Upper middle income

 

 

Micronesia, Fed. Sts.

 

East Asia & Pacific

Lower middle income

 

 

Moldova

 

Europe & Central Asia

Lower middle income

 

 

Monaco

 

Europe & Central Asia

High income

 

 

Mongolia

 

East Asia & Pacific

Lower middle income

 

 

Montenegro

 

Europe & Central Asia

Upper middle income

 

 

Morocco

 

Middle East & North Africa

Lower middle income

 

 

Mozambique

 

Sub-Saharan Africa

Low income

 

 

Myanmar

 

East Asia & Pacific

Lower middle income

 

 

Namibia

 

Sub-Saharan Africa

Upper middle income

 

 

Nauru

 

East Asia & Pacific

Upper middle income

 

 

Nepal

 

South Asia

Low income

 

 

Netherlands

 

Europe & Central Asia

High income

 

 

New Caledonia

 

East Asia & Pacific

High income

 

 

New Zealand

 

East Asia & Pacific

High income

 

 

Nicaragua

 

Latin America & Caribbean

Lower middle income

 

 

Niger

 

Sub-Saharan Africa

Low income

 

 

Nigeria

 

Sub-Saharan Africa

Lower middle income

 

 

Northern Mariana Islands

 

East Asia & Pacific

High income

 

 

Norway

 

Europe & Central Asia

High income

 

 

Oman

 

Middle East & North Africa

High income

 

 

Pakistan

 

South Asia

Lower middle income

 

 

Palau

 

East Asia & Pacific

High income

 

 

Panama

 

Latin America & Caribbean

Upper middle income

 

 

Papua New Guinea

 

East Asia & Pacific

Lower middle income

 

 

Paraguay

 

Latin America & Caribbean

Upper middle income

 

 

Peru

 

Latin America & Caribbean

Upper middle income

 

 

Philippines

 

East Asia & Pacific

Lower middle income

 

 

Poland

 

Europe & Central Asia

High income

 

 

Portugal

 

Europe & Central Asia

High income

 

 

Puerto Rico

 

Latin America & Caribbean

High income

 

 

Qatar

 

Middle East & North Africa

High income

 

 

Romania

 

Europe & Central Asia

Upper middle income

 

 

Russian Federation

 

Europe & Central Asia

Upper middle income

 

 

Rwanda

 

Sub-Saharan Africa

Low income

 

 

Samoa

 

East Asia & Pacific

Upper middle income

 

 

San Marino

 

Europe & Central Asia

High income

 

 

São Tomé and Principe

 

Sub-Saharan Africa

Lower middle income

 

 

Saudi Arabia

 

Middle East & North Africa

High income

 

 

Senegal

 

Sub-Saharan Africa

Low income

 

 

Serbia

 

Europe & Central Asia

Upper middle income

 

 

Seychelles

 

Sub-Saharan Africa

High income

 

 

Sierra Leone

 

Sub-Saharan Africa

Low income

 

 

Singapore

 

East Asia & Pacific

High income

 

 

Sint Maarten (Dutch part)

 

Latin America & Caribbean

High income

 

 

Slovak Republic

 

Europe & Central Asia

High income

 

 

Slovenia

 

Europe & Central Asia

High income

 

 

Solomon Islands

 

East Asia & Pacific

Lower middle income

 

 

Somalia

 

Sub-Saharan Africa

Low income

 

 

South Africa

 

Sub-Saharan Africa

Upper middle income

 

 

South Sudan

 

Sub-Saharan Africa

Low income

 

 

Spain

 

Europe & Central Asia

High income

 

 

Sri Lanka

 

South Asia

Lower middle income

 

 

St. Kitts and Nevis

 

Latin America & Caribbean

High income

 

 

St. Lucia

 

Latin America & Caribbean

Upper middle income

 

 

St. Martin (French part)

 

Latin America & Caribbean

High income

 

 

St. Vincent and the Grenadines

 

Latin America & Caribbean

Upper middle income

 

 

Sudan

 

Sub-Saharan Africa

Lower middle income

 

 

Suriname

 

Latin America & Caribbean

Upper middle income

 

 

Swaziland

 

Sub-Saharan Africa

Lower middle income

 

 

Sweden

 

Europe & Central Asia

High income

 

 

Switzerland

 

Europe & Central Asia

High income

 

 

Syrian Arab Republic

 

Middle East & North Africa

Lower middle income

 

 

Taiwan, China

 

East Asia & Pacific

High income

 

 

Tajikistan

 

Europe & Central Asia

Lower middle income

 

 

Tanzania

 

Sub-Saharan Africa

Low income

 

 

Thailand

 

East Asia & Pacific

Upper middle income

 

 

Timor-Leste

 

East Asia & Pacific

Lower middle income

 

 

Togo

 

Sub-Saharan Africa

Low income

 

 

Tonga

 

East Asia & Pacific

Upper middle income

 

 

Trinidad and Tobago

 

Latin America & Caribbean

High income

 

 

Tunisia

 

Middle East & North Africa

Lower middle income

 

 

Turkey

 

Europe & Central Asia

Upper middle income

 

 

Turkmenistan

 

Europe & Central Asia

Upper middle income

 

 

Turks and Caicos Islands

 

Latin America & Caribbean

High income

 

 

Tuvalu

 

East Asia & Pacific

Upper middle income

 

 

Uganda

 

Sub-Saharan Africa

Low income

 

 

Ukraine

 

Europe & Central Asia

Lower middle income

 

 

United Arab Emirates

 

Middle East & North Africa

High income

 

 

United Kingdom

 

Europe & Central Asia

High income

 

 

United States

 

North America

High income

 

 

Uruguay

 

Latin America & Caribbean

High income

 

 

Uzbekistan

 

Europe & Central Asia

Lower middle income

 

 

Vanuatu

 

East Asia & Pacific

Lower middle income

 

 

Venezuela, RB

 

Latin America & Caribbean

Upper middle income

 

 

Vietnam

 

East Asia & Pacific

Lower middle income

 

 

Virgin Islands (U.S.)

 

Latin America & Caribbean

High income

 

 

West Bank and Gaza

 

Middle East & North Africa

Lower middle income

 

 

Yemen, Rep.

 

Middle East & North Africa

Lower middle income

 

 

Zambia

 

Sub-Saharan Africa

Lower middle income

 

 

Zimbabwe

 

Sub-Saharan Africa

Low income

 

Source: World Bank

https://datahelpdesk.worldbank.org/knowledgebase/articles/906519-world-bank-country-and-lending-groups

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