Cost of Publication

Submission Fee

  • No submission fees as of January 1, 2016.

Page Charges

  • Research articles:
    • $85 per final-published PDF page
    • By signing the Mandatory Submission Form, the author agrees to pay page charges once the paper is published.
    • An excessive number of changes made in proof may be subject to additional charges.
  • Reviews, editorials, and letters:

Color fees

The following fees/waivers apply to scientifically warranted color:
  • Non-member authors:
    • $200 per color figure. 
  • APS-member authors (first or last author):  
    • No charge 
    • APS membership must be current, or application in process, by the date the article is accepted; this includes student members. 
    • APS does not grant waivers to the color fees. 

Reprint Services

AuthorChoice Program for Open Access

  • Research articles:
    • $2,000 + color fees
  • Review articles:
    • $3,000 
  • For more information on the APS AuthorChoice program, see Open Access.