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How much does it cost to submit to Matters?

Submissions to Matters are free during our inital promotional phase, which will end on April 30th.

Starting May 1st, Matters will charge an article processing fee per submission.


Submissions to Matters and Hypothesis will cost 300 USD.

If the reviewers and handling editors suggest modifications, you can resubmit the manuscript for free.

If you submit a manuscript using our Word template, we charge 100 USD as a surcharge. 

Included services

The fee includes copyediting, peer review and any other administration costs.

We pay parts of the article processing fee to the reviewers – each reviewer can claim $25 per manuscript.

The published articles are open access and have a Creative Commons 4.0 license. 

Free submissions

If your university is a partner or sponsor of Sciencematters, your submission is free (providing one of the authors is from that university).

Currently, University of Zurich is a sponsor, Life Science Department at École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, University of Toronto, University of Bern are partners.

We accept an unlimited amount of submissions for free from sponsors and a certain amount from partners.


We will offer payment via PayPal and credit / debit cards.

Fee waiving

In case of financial need, please contact


The submission date determines whether the submission is free or not. If you have drafts in the system, submit them before May 1st, afterwards you will not be able to submit them for free.