Scipedia's hosting plans for journals

Scipedia offers a flexible and easily customizable web-publishing and hosting solution for open access journal publishers, based on the most reliable technology. Our hosting plans are designed to adapt to the needs of journal publishers of all sizes.

By teaming up with Scipedia, publishers can take advantage of simple and intuitive management procedures. Besides, they will benefit from all the technical advantages of Scipedia.com, including enriched web publishing, self-publishing and collaborative online edition tools, advanced file import/export tools, and leading-edge social network tools.

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Basic plan

The Basic plan is our entry-level journal hosting plan and is conceived to provide a free way to help users start online publishing using Scipedia.


Scipedia's Basic hosting plan includes:


checkmark Customized journal home page (basic customization, including banner, logo in pdf template, editorial board, descriptions and authors help)

checkmark Dedicated management panel with distinctive roles (editors, associate editors, assistant editors and reviewers)

checkmark Fully configurable management and review options

checkmark Free basic support and maintenance services

checkmark Publication views and downloads statistics

checkmark Citations (Web of Science Core Collection, Crossref Cited-by, Opencitations) for every paper published (requires DOI)

checkmark Discussion forum for every paper published

checkmark Unlimited disk storage space for text and referenced pictures (and unlimited number of papers)


Basic hosting plan is offered for free (subjected to conditions for journals published in Scipedia, see below).


Premium Standard plan

The Premium Standard hosting plan includes all of the features in the basic plan, plus specialized support and more storage capacity.


checkmark Dedicated online training course (2h)

checkmark Specialized technical support (priority up to 20 h/year)

checkmark Specialized support for importing existing journal volumes

checkmark Automatic generation of DOIs

checkmark Handling administrative aspects of main index providers (including WOS or SCOPUS)

checkmark Customized publishing licence (only open access and machine readable licences are valid)

checkmark Additional video and data storage space: 15 GB


Premium Standard hosting plan is offered at 100 €/month (subjected to conditions for journals published in Scipedia, see below).


Premium Advanced plan

The Premium Advanced hosting plan is designed to provide journal hosting services to institutions.

Includes everything in Basic, plus:


checkmark Advanced customization options for the journal home page and pdf template (including branding background and colours)

checkmark Dedicated online training course (3h)

checkmark Specialized technical support (priority up to 40 h/year)

checkmark Specialized support for importing existing journal volumes

checkmark Automatic generation of DOIs

checkmark Integrated payment gateway for Article Processing Charges (APCs)

checkmark Embargo management options

checkmark Advanced peer-review configuration options (suggestion of reviewers and collaborative peer-review customization)

checkmark Handling administrative aspects of main index providers (including WOS or SCOPUS)

checkmark Customized publishing licence (only open access and machine readable licences are valid)

checkmark Additional video and data storage space: from 40 GB


Premium Standard hosting plan is offered from 210 € per published paper. If article processing charge (APC) are charged to the authors, the cost of the Premium Standard hosting plan will of a minimum of 35% of that fee.

Premium Standard hosting plan allows journal editors to delay open access to the published articles ('embargo period'). According to EC’s communication ‘Towards better access to scientific information’, the maximum embargo period allowed will be of six months (twelve months for publications in the social sciences and humanities fields). Scipedia will ensure open access to the publication after the embargo period. If a delayed open access is applied to the published articles of a journal, the cost of the Premium Standard hosting plan will of a minimum of 35% of the pay-per download or subscription fee.

Premium Standard hosting plan is subjected to conditions for journals published in Scipedia, see below.


Reliable technology

Scipedia journal hosting services are based on the most reliable technology, offering:

checkmark the highest security, based on a multi-level approach

checkmark > 99.999% uptime service

checkmark highly responsive to increased levels of traffic thanks to auto-scaling

checkmark geographic redundancy

checkmark 99.999999999% durability of stored data

checkmark data objects size up to 5 TB

checkmark volume and number of objects practically unlimited


Add-on options

checkmark Dedicated assistant editor as support (starting at 50 €/published paper).

checkmark Handling all administrative aspects of the journal, including contact with authors and reviewers, marketing, and invoicing (starting at 150 €/published paper).

checkmark Embargo options, including management of subscriptions (starting at 50 €/published paper).

checkmark Additional disk storage space, including big-data solutions.

checkmark Specialized journal transfer services.


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Conditions for journals published in Scipedia

An integral part of Scipedia's mission is to publish open access journals of the highest quality and with the greatest impact. Scipedia's journals must follow a rigorous and transparent peer-review process as a way to ensure the overall quality and integrity of the research presented.

Journals published in Scipedia must adhere to international standards and codes of ethics. Unless indicated otherwise, Journals published in Scipedia will adhere to the Best Practices Guidelines for Journals Editors of the Committee on Publication Ethics Code of Conduct. Journals must make clear indication of the use of specific ethical codes in the “About information” panel of the Journal home page.

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