The "Journal for Social Science Studies" (JS3) recognizes that exceptional circumstances may prevent authors from meeting all of the journal's standard publication fees. To address such situations, JS3 offers a limited waiver program for article processing charges (APCs). This policy outlines the eligibility criteria and application process for fee waivers.

Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for a waiver, applicants must meet the following criteria:

Application Process:

Applicants seeking a waiver must submit the following documents along with their manuscript:

Review Process:

Waiver applications will be reviewed by the JS3 editorial board on a case-by-case basis. The board will consider the applicant's eligibility criteria, the severity of their financial hardship, the quality of the submitted manuscript, and the journal's overall budget constraints when making a decision.