Publication Fee

Article Processing Charge

The QUEST publishes quality open access articles, allowing scientific community and the public to gain free and immediate access and reuse the content freely with proper attribution.

To cover the cost for providing quality publishing service and free access to readers, starting from 1st of January 2022, all articles accepted after peer-review is subjected to article processing charges (APC) of US$ 55. The overlength pages will be charged US$ 10 per page. Detailed invoice will be emailed along with the acceptance notification. There are no charge upon submission and rejected articles, figures or supplementary data. Editorial items (Editorials, Corrections, Additions, Retractions, Letters, Comments, etc.) are published free of charge.

We also allow authors to send a request to waive the APC in stated reasons in the letter. Send the request letter to and the editorial board will decide on the merit of the request.

APCs cover the following:

1. The editorial procedure, including administration related to peer review, author revisions, and final decision-making.
2. Article production which includes professional language editing, type-setting, formatting, and production in PDF, XML, HTML, and other formats.
3. Article hosting and dissemination such as efforts for website maintenance and linking with indexing databases.
4. Journal administration, including managing the journal website and editorial board, and promotion of the journal among the research community.

Note: Authors from the Philippines can pay the APC in PHP according to the exchange rate at the transfer date.