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What is the per manuscript cost to manage my academic journal on Scholastica


Standard peer-reviewed journals


Law reviews

Law reviews tend to have many more submissions than other scholarly journals because they allow authors to submit to many publications simultaneously. To accommodate the higher submission volume and reduce the payment burden on legal authors (who traditionally pay the submission fee themselves), the fee to submit an article to a law review is lower than other types of journals.


Who pays the fee?






Can journals collect a custom submission fee?

Yes! Scholastica makes it easy to set the manuscript submission fee for authors, which is a great way for Open Access journals to financially support their work by spreading the cost across all submitted manuscripts. You can learn more in our help section.

How much will Scholastica cost for my journal?

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is this really the only cost?

Yes, that's it! There are no additional monthly fees, no installation fees, no other fees of any kind. For peer review there is a minimum of 25 submissions per year ($250), with any unused credit rolling over.

Are back issues free to upload?

Definitely! You can host all your old issues on Scholastica at no additional cost.

How does the author pays model work?

The author will be prompted to pay the fee by credit card during the submission process.

How does the journal pays model work?

Journals are automatically charged each month for all the submissions they've received during that period.

Is there a long term contract?

No! You can signup in just a few minutes, and you're free to cancel at any time. We don't require you to make any commitment whatsoever. If you ever need to export your data, just send us an email and we'll help you download everything in a standardized format (e.g. XML, JSON, etc). In the near future, journals will be able to export their data with a single click.

What if I have other questions?

Use our contact page to let us know if you have any questions.

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