Waiver Policy

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. 

In addition, it is also not unusual for authors to be granted full waivers, especially authors from low income countries. 

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
 
Income group
 
 
Afghanistan
 
Low income
 
 
Albania
 
Upper middle income
 
 
Algeria
 
Upper middle income
 
 
American Samoa
 
Upper middle income
 
 
Andorra
 
High income
 
 
Angola
 
Lower middle income
 
 
Antigua and Barbuda
 
High income
 
 
Argentina
 
Upper middle income
 
 
Armenia
 
Lower middle income
 
 
Aruba
 
High income
 
 
Australia
 
High income
 
 
Austria
 
High income
 
 
Azerbaijan
 
Upper middle income
 
 
Bahamas, The
 
High income
 
 
Bahrain
 
High income
 
 
Bangladesh
 
Lower middle income
 
 
Barbados
 
High income
 
 
Belarus
 
Upper middle income
 
 
Belgium
 
High income
 
 
Belize
 
Upper middle income
 
 
Benin
 
Low income
 
 
Bermuda
 
High income
 
 
Bhutan
 
Lower middle income
 
 
Bolivia
 
Lower middle income
 
 
Bosnia and Herzegovina
 
Upper middle income
 
 
Botswana
 
Upper middle income
 
 
Brazil
 
Upper middle income
 
 
British Virgin Islands
 
High income
 
 
Brunei Darussalam
 
High income
 
 
Bulgaria
 
Upper middle income
 
 
Burkina Faso
 
Low income
 
 
Burundi
 
Low income
 
 
Cabo Verde
 
Lower middle income
 
 
Cambodia
 
Lower middle income
 
 
Cameroon
 
Lower middle income
 
 
Canada
 
High income
 
 
Cayman Islands
 
High income
 
 
Central African Republic
 
Low income
 
 
Chad
 
Low income
 
 
Channel Islands
 
High income
 
 
Chile
 
High income
 
 
China
 
Upper middle income
 
 
Colombia
 
Upper middle income
 
 
Comoros
 
Low income
 
 
Congo, Dem. Rep.
 
Low income
 
 
Congo, Rep.
 
Lower middle income
 
 
Costa Rica
 
Upper middle income
 
 
Côte d'Ivoire
 
Lower middle income
 
 
Croatia
 
Upper middle income
 
 
Cuba
 
Upper middle income
 
 
Curaçao
 
High income
 
 
Cyprus
 
High income
 
 
Czech Republic
 
High income
 
 
Denmark
 
High income
 
 
Djibouti
 
Lower middle income
 
 
Dominica
 
Upper middle income
 
 
Dominican Republic
 
Upper middle income
 
 
Ecuador
 
Upper middle income
 
 
Egypt, Arab Rep.
 
Lower middle income
 
 
El Salvador
 
Lower middle income
 
 
Equatorial Guinea
 
Upper middle income
 
 
Eritrea
 
Low income
 
 
Estonia
 
High income
 
 
Ethiopia
 
Low income
 
 
Faroe Islands
 
High income
 
 
Fiji
 
Upper middle income
 
 
Finland
 
High income
 
 
France
 
High income
 
 
French Polynesia
 
High income
 
 
Gabon
 
Upper middle income
 
 
Gambia, The
 
Low income
 
 
Georgia
 
Lower middle income
 
 
Germany
 
High income
 
 
Ghana
 
Lower middle income
 
 
Gibraltar
 
High income
 
 
Greece
 
High income
 
 
Greenland
 
High income
 
 
Grenada
 
Upper middle income
 
 
Guam
 
High income
 
 
Guatemala
 
Lower middle income
 
 
Guinea
 
Low income
 
 
Guinea-Bissau
 
Low income
 
 
Guyana
 
Upper middle income
 
 
Haiti
 
Low income
 
 
Honduras
 
Lower middle income
 
 
Hong Kong SAR, China
 
High income
 
 
Hungary
 
High income
 
 
Iceland
 
High income
 
 
India
 
Lower middle income
 
 
Indonesia
 
Lower middle income
 
 
Iran, Islamic Rep.
 
Upper middle income
 
 
Iraq
 
Upper middle income
 
 
Ireland
 
High income
 
 
Isle of Man
 
High income
 
 
Israel
 
High income
 
 
Italy
 
High income
 
 
Jamaica
 
Upper middle income
 
 
Japan
 
High income
 
 
Jordan
 
Lower middle income
 
 
Kazakhstan
 
Upper middle income
 
 
Kenya
 
Lower middle income
 
 
Kiribati
 
Lower middle income
 
 
Korea, Dem. People's Rep.
 
Low income
 
 
Korea, Rep.
 
High income
 
 
Kosovo
 
Lower middle income
 
 
Kuwait
 
High income
 
 
Kyrgyz Republic
 
Lower middle income
 
 
Lao PDR
 
Lower middle income
 
 
Latvia
 
High income
 
 
Lebanon
 
Upper middle income
 
 
Lesotho
 
Lower middle income
 
 
Liberia
 
Low income
 
 
Libya
 
Upper middle income
 
 
Liechtenstein
 
High income
 
 
Lithuania
 
High income
 
 
Luxembourg
 
High income
 
 
Macao SAR, China
 
High income
 
 
Macedonia, FYR
 
Upper middle income
 
 
Madagascar
 
Low income
 
 
Malawi
 
Low income
 
 
Malaysia
 
Upper middle income
 
 
Maldives
 
Upper middle income
 
 
Mali
 
Low income
 
 
Malta
 
High income
 
 
Marshall Islands
 
Upper middle income
 
 
Mauritania
 
Lower middle income
 
 
Mauritius
 
Upper middle income
 
 
Mexico
 
Upper middle income
 
 
Micronesia, Fed. Sts.
 
Lower middle income
 
 
Moldova
 
Lower middle income
 
 
Monaco
 
High income
 
 
Mongolia
 
Lower middle income
 
 
Montenegro
 
Upper middle income
 
 
Morocco
 
Lower middle income
 
 
Mozambique
 
Low income
 
 
Myanmar
 
Lower middle income
 
 
Namibia
 
Upper middle income
 
 
Nauru
 
Upper middle income
 
 
Nepal
 
Low income
 
 
Netherlands
 
High income
 
 
New Caledonia
 
High income
 
 
New Zealand
 
High income
 
 
Nicaragua
 
Lower middle income
 
 
Niger
 
Low income
 
 
Nigeria
 
Lower middle income
 
 
Northern Mariana Islands
 
High income
 
 
Norway
 
High income
 
 
Oman
 
High income
 
 
Palau
 
High income
 
 
Papua New Guinea
 
Lower middle income
 
 
Peru
 
Upper middle income
 
 
Poland
 
High income
 
 
Portugal
 
High income
 
 
Puerto Rico
 
High income
 
 
Qatar
 
High income
 
 
Romania
 
Upper middle income
 
 
Russian Federation
 
Upper middle income
 
 
Rwanda
 
Low income
 
 
Samoa
 
Upper middle income
 
 
San Marino
 
High income
 
 
São Tomé and Principe
 
Lower middle income
 
 
Saudi Arabia
 
High income
 
 
Senegal
 
Low income
 
 
Serbia
 
Upper middle income
 
 
Seychelles
 
High income
 
 
Sierra Leone
 
Low income
 
 
Singapore
 
High income
 
 
Sint Maarten (Dutch part)
 
High income
 
 
Slovak Republic
 
High income
 
 
Slovenia
 
High income
 
 
Solomon Islands
 
Lower middle income
 
 
Somalia
 
Low income
 
 
South Africa
 
Upper middle income
 
 
South Sudan
 
Low income
 
 
Spain
 
High income
 
 
Sri Lanka
 
Lower middle income
 
 
St. Kitts and Nevis
 
High income
 
 
St. Lucia
 
Upper middle income
 
 
St. Martin (French part)
 
High income
 
 
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
 
Upper middle income
 
 
Sudan
 
Lower middle income
 
 
Suriname
 
Upper middle income
 
 
Swaziland
 
Lower middle income
 
 
Sweden
 
High income
 
 
Switzerland
 
High income
 
 
Syrian Arab Republic
 
Lower middle income
 
 
Taiwan, China
 
High income
 
 
Tajikistan
 
Lower middle income
 
 
Tanzania
 
Low income
 
 
Thailand
 
Upper middle income
 
 
Timor-Leste
 
Lower middle income
 
 
Togo
 
Low income
 
 
Tonga
 
Upper middle income
 
 
Trinidad and Tobago
 
High income
 
 
Tunisia
 
Lower middle income
 
 
Turkey
 
Upper middle income
 
 
Turkmenistan
 
Upper middle income
 
 
Turks and Caicos Islands
 
High income
 
 
Tuvalu
 
Upper middle income
 
 
Uganda
 
Low income
 
 
Ukraine
 
Lower middle income
 
 
United Arab Emirates
 
High income
 
 
United Kingdom
 
High income
 
 
United States
 
High income
 
 
Uruguay
 
High income
 
 
Uzbekistan
 
Lower middle income
 
 
Vanuatu
 
Lower middle income
 
 
Venezuela, RB
 
Upper middle income
 
 
Vietnam
 
Lower middle income
 
 
Virgin Islands (U.S.)
 
High income
 
 
West Bank and Gaza
 
Lower middle income
 
 
Yemen, Rep.
 
Lower middle income
 
 
Zambia
 
Lower middle income
 
 
Zimbabwe
 
Low income

 

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