My paper got accepted for publication in an ISI/Scopus index journal, and they charge the APC. We requested to extend the deadline for APC paying because we are looking for money. In the meantime, the journal's production team also asked us to do some tasks to publish our paper. Today, my paper got published by that journal, although we haven't paid the APC. My questions:
- What should I do right now? Should I tell them I haven't paid the APC yet or keep silent?
- Do they remove our paper if they realize that we haven't paid the APC? If that happens, does it negatively affect my profile?