Publication charges


Echo Research and Practice is an open-access publication. Expenses such as peer review, production, marketing, online hosting and archiving are covered by an Article Publication Charge (APC). The APC only becomes payable upon acceptance of a manuscript and needs to be paid for an article to proceed to publication.


Collaborating society discount

The APC for manuscripts is £950. Members of collaborating societies enjoy a special APC of just £713. Prices are subject to VAT, where applicable.

For more information about open access, including funder requirements and our developing country waiver programme, please visit our open access policy page.


Free publication for BSE Members in 2020

The BSE is delighted to continue to offer its members completely free Open Access publishing in Echo Research and Practice in 2020 (*please see terms and conditions below). The BSE is proud to offer this fantastic benefit to its members and wishes to encourage them to support the journal in its aim to be the leading Open Access title in the field.

*Terms and conditions:

  • The first, last or corresponding author must have been a member of BSE between 1 April 2019 and 31 December 2019
  • The offer is available for papers submitted between 1 November 2019 and 30 September 2020
  • All submissions are subject to peer review and the journal’s usual acceptance criteria.


Trainee discount

Echo Research and Practice wishes to support trainees publishing in the journal. Any paper that has a trainee as the first, last or corresponding author will be eligible for a 10% discount, making the APC £855. In order to be eligible, proof of trainee status must be included upon submission. A letter from the trainee’s supervisor confirming trainee status should be uploaded as a ‘supplementary data file not for review’ during the submission process.


If author(s) are eligible for discounted publishing fees or have a discount code these cannot be used cumulatively; only one deduction will be applied per manuscript.