List of Countries Qualifying for APC Waivers

Corresponding authors affiliated with institutions in the following countries will receive a 100% waiver of any applicable ICPS article processing charges (APCs):

  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Angola
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bangladesh
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bhutan
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cabo Verde
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Comoros
  • Congo, Dem. Rep.
  • Cook Islands
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Eswatini
  • Ethiopia
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Ghana
  • Grenada
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Haiti
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Korea, Dem. People's Rep.
  • Kosovo
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritania
  • Micronesia (Federated States of)
  • Moldova
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Niue
  • Palau
  • Palestine
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Helena
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • South Sudan
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tokelau
  • Tonga
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

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