Article Processing Charges

Journal of Drug and Alcohol Research (JDAR) is an open access, online, electronic journal with full contents available to the scientific community free of charge to all readers. Authors maintain the copyright to their own work, a policy facilitating dissemination of data to the widest possible audience without requiring permission from the publisher. Publishing an article in JDAR requires Article Processing Charges that will be billed to the submitting author upon acceptance of the article for publication in accordance with the following table.

Article Processing Charges (APC) :


Average Article prorcessing time (APT) is 55 days

If Authors wish to retract their papers after rigorous review/ revisions they are liable to pay 20% of their total expenses on their article as processing fees. Our review process comprises Editors, Reviewers, Editorial Assistant, Associate Manager Editor, Assistant Managing Editor, Content Writer with the support of Quality Control team, Html team, Web team to ensure that the articles are of the finest quality with crystal clear form.

Fast Editorial Execution and Review Process (FEE-Review Process) :

Journal of Drug and Alcohol Research is participating in the Fast Editorial Execution and Review Process (FEE-Review Process) with an additional prepayment of $99 apart from the regular article processing fee. Fast Editorial Execution and Review Process is a special service for the article that enables it to get a faster response in the pre-review stage from the handling editor as well as a review from the reviewer. An author can get a faster response of pre-review maximum in 3 days since submission, and a review process by the reviewer maximum in 5 days, followed by revision/publication in 2 days. If the article gets notified for revision by the handling editor, then it will take another 5 days for external review by the previous reviewer or alternative reviewer.

Acceptance of manuscripts is driven entirely by handling editorial team considerations and independent peer-review, ensuring the highest standards are maintained no matter the route to regular peer-reviewed publication or a fast editorial review process. The handling editor and the article contributor are responsible for adhering to scientific standards. The article FEE-Review process of $99 will not be refunded even if the article is rejected or withdrawn for publication.

The corresponding author or institution/organization is responsible for making the manuscript FEE-Review Process payment. The additional FEE-Review Process payment covers the fast review processing and quick editorial decisions, and regular article publication covers the preparation in various formats for online publication, securing full-text inclusion in a number of permanent archives like HTML, XML, and PDF, and feeding to different indexing agencies.