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Fees and funding

Article processing charges (APC)

Authors who publish open access in General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Cases are required to pay an article processing charge (APC). The APC price will be determined from the date on which the article is accepted for publication.

The current APC, subject to VAT or local taxes where applicable, is: £1590.00/$2190.00/€1890.00

Visit our open access support portal and our Journal Pricing FAQs for further information.

Open access funding

Visit Springer Nature’s open access funding & support services for information about research funders and institutions that provide funding for APCs.

Springer Nature offers agreements that enable institutions to cover open access publishing costs. Learn more about our open access agreements to check your eligibility and discover whether this journal is included.

Springer Nature offers APC waivers and discounts for articles published in our fully open access journals whose corresponding authors are based in the world’s lowest income countries (see our APC waivers and discounts policy for further information). Requests for APC waivers and discounts from other authors will be considered on a case-by-case basis, and may be granted in cases of financial need (see our open access policies for journals for more information). All applications for discretionary APC waivers and discounts should be made at the point of manuscript submission; requests made during the review process or after acceptance are unable to be considered.

Information for JATS members

(Information updated on 18 November)

The Japanese Association for Thoracic Surgery covers the article-processing charge (APC) for the papers submitted by the member of the society. To receive this benefit, author's membership status must be verified at the time of editorial acceptance of their manuscript.

As from 17 November 2022, due to system change, authors are no longer requested to submit Membership Account Code to claim coverage of APC for society members during the process of making new manuscript submission. Instead, members are able to request APC coverage at editorial acceptance. 

See below for further information:

- Changes in manuscript submission *(in Japanese)
- To request APC coverage for JATS members 

For questions, please contact the Society office.

Annual Journal Metrics

2022 Speed
24 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
91 days submission to accept (Median)