Article Processing Charges
Why do Science Publishing Group Journals have Article Processing Charges?
Traditional journals are solely based on a reader-pays model, in which institutional libraries typically pay for the access to content. However, all journals published by Science Publishing Group (SciencePG) are full open access. The scientific community and general public can access all articles published in the journal for free.
This means that Science Publishing Group does not gain any income through selling subscriptions of the printed or online versions of the published articles. Therefore, by collecting Article Processing Charges from authors' institutes or research funding bodies, Science Publishing Group is able to cover the various publishing services:
●  Editorial work: peer review, administrative support, commissioning content, journal development.
●  Technical infrastructure and innovation: development, maintenance and operation of online journal system and websites.
●  Production of articles: formatting and mark-up of articles and inclusion in indexing services.
●  Marketing of journal and content: making sure readers and authors know about the work published in the title.
●  Customer service: responding to authors and readers.
How Much Does Science Publishing Group Charge for the Journal?
American Journal of Construction and Building Materials is an Open Access journal accessible for free on the Internet. With Open Access, Science Publishing Group allows us to distribute knowledge more widely and at a lower cost than was previously possible. However, to cover the editorial services and production of an article, the journal depends on Article Processing Charges.

The journal's Article Processing Charge for authors from developed countries is 870 USD. For authors from developing countries, the Article Processing Charge is 670 USD.

Journal Title Article Processing Charge for Authors
from Developed Countries
Article Processing Charge for Authors
from Developing Countries
American Journal of Construction and Building Materials 870 USD 670 USD

Article Processing Charge discounts or waivers are given to authors from low-income countries or lower-middle-income countries (classified by the world bank; To learn more, click:
For more details, please contact the editor directly once the manuscript is accepted.

If you don’t want your paper to be published in this Journal, the following journals are also for your reference:

Recommended Journals Article Processing Charge for Authors
from High Income Countries
Article Processing Charge for Authors
from Developing Countries
American Journal of Materials Synthesis and Processing 1470 USD 1170 USD
American Journal of Civil Engineering 1170 USD 970 USD
International Journal of Materials Science and Applications 1170 USD 970 USD
Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning 870 USD 670 USD
Journal of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering 870 USD 670 USD
Advances in Materials 870 USD 670 USD
International Journal of Architecture, Arts and Applications 870 USD 670 USD
American Journal of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering 770 USD 570 USD
Asia-Pacific Journal of Architecture and Urban Planning 370 USD 370 USD
Who is Responsible for Paying the Article Processing Charge?
Upon an article is editorially accepted, the corresponding author will be notified about the payment issue, which is charged to either the author, or the funder, institution or employer.
When and How do Authors Pay?
The corresponding author needs to arrange payment of the Article Processing Charge unless a waiver has been granted. Following peer review, once a manuscript has received editorial acceptance in principle, the Article Processing Charge becomes payable and the formatting checks on the manuscript will commence. Once formatting checks are completed, and payment of the Article Processing Charge has been received, the article will be published.
Science Publishing Group currently supports the following payment methods:
●  Payment through PayPal
●  Pay with Debit or Credit Card
●  Wire Transfer in US Dollars (USD)
●  Western Union in US Dollars (USD)
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Are Reprints of the Article Included in the Article Processing Charge?
No. Article Processing Charge do not entitle the authors to receive reprints of their published article. Reprints can be ordered separately and optionally for any article that has been published in a Science Publishing Group journal. To request an offer for reprints of an article, please send an e-mail to
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