Compliance with Major Funding Agency Policies

A growing number of funding agencies now require that research articles they have funded must be made Open Access. This may be either by mandating deposit in repositories after an embargo period or by stipulating that research is published as Open Access. Publishing in StemJournal complies with all major funding agency requirements.

Gold Open Access Publishing in StemJournal
The StemJournal Open Access option helps authors to comply with major funder mandates. It allows authors the choice of paying a fee to make their article publicly available on the journal’s website immediately upon publication. All Open Access articles are published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (CC-BY-NC).

If requested by the author, Research Councils UK (RCUK) and Wellcome Trust funded Open Access articles will be published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC-BY). After acceptance of their article, the author can select Open Access CC-BY publishing license.

Publication Fee

Payment of Open Access Fee
If your manuscript is accepted, you will be directed to complete the Fee Payment Form in which you should choose the preferred method of payment and indicate if you which Open Access option you request (all articles in StemJournal are Open Access). Upon receipt of your completed form, we will send you the invoice by email. Payment can be made by credit card or bank transfer and should be done as soon as possible to spensure no delay in the publication process.

Waiver Request Option
A waiver request for the publication fee should be submitted before the initial submission of a paper. Please send your title, abstract, keyword list and author listing including affiliations (and, if available, ORCID IDs), to the editorial office at, along with your motivation for the waiver. Your request will be evaluated by the editorial office. Waivers are available for corresponding authors from low-income countries as identified by the Hinari Project.