Fee Reduction Policy

In 2022, Scientific Route OÜ publisher adopted a Fee Reduction Policy. According to it, scientists from developing countries can apply to the publishing house with a request for a reduction in fees for publishing services.

Based on World Bank country groupings, Scientific Route OÜ publisher can offer three fee reduction models:

  1. Model 1 is for low and lower middle income countries.
  2. Model 2 is for upper middle income countries.
  3. Model 3 is for Estonia and neighboring countries.

 

Model 1 provides for a fee reduction of up to 50% for the following countries:

Afghanistan
Algeria
Angola
Bangladesh
Belize
Benin
Bhutan
Bolivia
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cabo Verde
Cambodia
Cameroon
Central African Republic
Chad
Comoros
Congo, Dem. Rep
Congo, Rep.
Côte d'Ivoire
Djibouti

Egypt, Arab Rep.
El Salvador
Eswatini
Ethiopia
Gambia, The
Ghana
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Haiti
Honduras
India
Indonesia
Iran, Islamic Rep
Kenya
Kiribati
Kyrgyz Republic
Lao PDR
Lesotho
Liberia
Madagascar

Malawi
Mali
Mauritania
Micronesia, Fed. Sts.
Mongolia
Morocco
Mozambique
Myanmar
Nepal
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria
Pakistan
Papua New Guinea
Philippines
Rwanda
Samoa
São Tomé and Principe
Senegal
Sierra Leone

Solomon Islands
Somalia
South Sudan
Sri Lanka
Sudan
Tajikistan
Tanzania
Timor-Leste
Togo
Tunisia
Uganda
Ukraine
Uzbekistan
Vanuatu
Vietnam
West Bank and Gaza
Yemen, Rep.
Zambia
Zimbabwe

 

Model 2 provides for a fee reduction of up to 30% for the following countries:

Albania
American Samoa
Argentina
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Botswana
Brazil
Bulgaria
China
Colombia
Costa Rica
Cuba
Dominica

Dominican Republic
Equatorial Guinea
Ecuador
Fiji
Gabon
Georgia
Grenada
Guatemala
Guyana
Iraq
Jamaica
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kosovo

Lebanon
Libya
Malaysia
Maldives
Marshall Islands
Mauritius
Mexico
Moldova
Montenegro
Namibia
North Macedonia
Panama
Paraguay
Peru

Romania
Serbia
South Africa
St. Lucia
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Suriname
Thailand
Tonga
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Tuvalu

 

Model 3 provides for a fee reduction of up to 20% for the following countries:

Estonia Finland Latvia Lithuania

 

Fee reduction quotas are available only to individuals.

The publisher reserves the right to refuse to provide a fee reduction.