Questions tagged [fees]

Questions concerning monetary costs associated with higher education, publishing, or other academic activities, specifically those not formally considered [tuition] or not related to standard research [funding] mechanisms.

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In-press article, what happens if I don't pay the fee

My manuscript has got accepted and published online as "in press" in an Elsevier journal. I noticed that it is an open access journal late after its acceptance. I have not signed any forms ...
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A predatory journal? [duplicate]

I sent my manuscript to a journal which they accepted for publication without peer review. They asked for a 1000 euro service fee. I requested a withdrawal instead, to which they replied asking ...
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Is it ethical / legal for a PhD student to advertise that he is awarding PhD degrees to other students that pay him 200 USD/month? [closed]

My question is based on the example of a startup. I have come across a "company" which claims to be providing services in Quantum Computing. However, various features of this company sound ...
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What fraction of scientists are members of professional societies and/or associations? [closed]

I've been looking for some statistics that shed light into the professional society/association market of academia. Some questions I'm looking to answer in addition to the title are: How many ...
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Advisor not responding to emails, conference fee deadline approaching

TL;DR:: My advisor, who is in charge of paying a conference paper registration fee, is nonresponsive and the deadline is approaching. What can I do? I am working part-time in a research institute, ...
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Withdrawing paper from competition track of a conference due to the fee?

A few months back, I came across a competition page which asked for a solution approach for a new and tricky dataset in the domain (I will keep all the details anonymous). Now, it was a new area of ...
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Post-Brexit University tuition costs [closed]

After Brexit, one proposal is for UK University tuition fees for EU students to remain the same as for Domestic students, while charging Non-European students the full cost. But under a 'No-deal' ...
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Can I put an IEEE accepted journal version on Arxiv without paying Open Access fee?

I am targeting a IEEE publication which allows Traditional manuscript submission or Open Access (OA) manuscript submission. The OA fee is $2,045. https://signalprocessingsociety.org/publications-...
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Which funding agencies pay their reviewers? [closed]

As in the title of the post... I am interested in engineering or closely related. Note this is a request for information/facts not an invitation to an intellectual/ethical debate. Pierrot
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The expenses of a postdoctoral fellow

I am a postdoctoral fellow on applied mathematics and I am applying for a scholarship, they asked to estimate the expenses of the scholarship. My laboratory pay for me the conferences, so do you have ...
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How can publishers justify author fees for open access journals? [closed]

The context for my question is that I recently discovered a new journal called Experimental Results, published by Cambridge University Press. Their mission, as stated on their website, is: ...
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How to search the publication fee of a journal [closed]

What's the correct place on a journal webpage to show the publication fee?
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student rate at conferences [closed]

If the student status of a conference participant expires between the registration for the conference and the conference itself, is it typical that the person still pays the student fee (rather than a ...
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Tuition to transfer to massachusetts during a degree [closed]

My husband is currently in the middle of his degree in chemistry (we are both independent adults without links or support to parents/family). I am the main wage earner for our household and we ...
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How much would an outside second Ph.D. supervisor get paid in the U.S.?

I have been asked to consider being a second supervisor on a Ph.D. project for a doctoral candidate at a U.S. university. As I am in the Netherlands, this does not fall under my normal employment. ...
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Is it suspicious for a conference abstract submission to be subordinated to registration?

My PhD advisor and I wish to participate to a specific international conference in our field. The program seems legitimate and part of the scientific committee are respected researchers of my field, ...
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Interview not reimbursed if offer is made but not accepted (UK)

I'm applying for Lecturer positions in the UK (entry-level faculty, other academic systems might call the position "Assistant Professor"). I just got short-listed for one of the positions I have ...
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Where does one get the funding to participate in a conference as a student?

I received a few invitations to conferences on physics. In Australia, in Japan, in France, and others. I am finishing graduate school. But how can I take part in these conferences, if I need 1,000 ...
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Travel reimbursement for interview after accepting another position

I know a PhD student (X) who is soon to defend, reaching the end of his funding, and has thus been applying to PostDoc positions. He was applying to two positions in two different groups. The first ...
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Publication fee will not be paid at deadline – what will happen and how should I proceed?

My team's article was published online 2018, with me as the lead author and corresponding author. The print publication followed in early 2019. Shortly thereafter I received the bill for the ...
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Are there application fees for PhD positions in Europe? [closed]

I'm new to the applying process and I'd like to ask a simple question. Does a PhD position in European universities require an application fee?
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fee structure for school management system software [closed]

i am developing school management software which has many modules, one of them is Student Fees. please share some fee structure so i could add a best of them in my software. off course i can build ...
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Bench fees: typical procedure and rates for visiting students?

Over the summer I visited a research station at a different university to collect data for my PhD work. I received an invoice (nearly two months after the fact) for bench fees related to my stay in ...
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Professor charging class cash for magazine [duplicate]

I'm in a writing comp class and my professor is charging the class each a cash fee for a New Yorker magazine which is part of the required classwork. Is this allowed and is it considered ethical, ...
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Would using an application fee waiver affect my admission result in a negative way?

I am applying to an Ivy League university in the US as an international student for a Ph.D. program. They have application fee waivers for students with financial hardship. Would using it (or even ...
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Who should cover conferences expenses for research work done in a lab a researcher just left for another lab?

It would be quite interesting to have others' experience and opinion on what guidelines are followed, and/or would make sense to follow regarding conference expenses for a researcher having recently ...
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Ethics of making students purchase lecture notes

I have a professor who has published his lecture notes in the form of a book. The only way to get access to his lecture notes is to purchase them from an off-campus bookstore. To me, this seems like a ...
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Would it be professional to ask my host to cover my dining and commuting expenses?

I'm a M.Sc student in europe who is collaborating with a prof on a research project. He works in an institute which is in a different city than mine. He has offered to cover my up and down weekely ...
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Is there something like withdrawal charges?

I have served as a reviewer for allied academies and decided to submit an article myself, but couldn't find any info regarding APCs. After some months I was told that my article is accepted and I have ...
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Received a mail from a collections agency

This is slightly long so please bear with me. This is for a friend and I'll be writing from his perspective. I am an international graduate student at the University A. In 2016 when I was receiving ...
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Splitting conference expenses between authors

Suppose I submit a paper with a co-author to an expensive computer science conference, and we agree to split the expenses between us. How can it be done, from a bureaucratic perspective? Suppose it ...
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Article got accepted into PRL — do I pay the costs?

Last week we got an article accepted into PRL (Physical Review Letters). As is standard, they afterwards sent out an email saying To help defray editorial and production expenses, APS, a not-for-...
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Student requesting to cover/reduce Mandatory Overlength Page Charge for IEEE Transaction

I along with my previous Professor had submitted a journal article to an IEEE Transaction. It got accepted now while I no longer work with him. Our accepted article has a page length 15 and the ...
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Tuition fees vs enrolment fees?

What is the difference between tuition fees and enrolment fees? The University I'm planning to apply for MA studies, requires Non-EU students to pay 1500 euros per semester for tuition and 150 euros ...
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Conference registration fees by sketchy means?

Most conferences have registration fees that can be paid online. However, some conferences (such as IBIMA) don't offer Web-based payment processing and instead require that fees be paid by (a) wire ...
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Earnings generated by open-access papers vs. paywalled papers

Is there any research/study/survey that tried to compare the earnings generated by open-access papers (researchers/institutions pay when publishing) vs. paywalled papers (researchers/institutions pay ...
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Why did journal subscription prices increase by 25% between 2013 and 2017? (vs. 5% for US inflation)

I read on https://journals.ebsco.com/products-services/explore-content : Why did journal subscription prices increase by 25% between 2013 and 2017? That's much more than the US inflation (~5.1% ...
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What does “Remuneration: Expenses” mean in an internship description?

While reading an internship description it mentions Remuneration:Expenses with 3 months duration. What is the interpretation of this? Does it mean if I get accepted I won't get paid? In general, is it ...
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Why are academics expected to pay out of their pockets for society memberships?

I had a discussion with a colleague about paying to become a member out of our own pockets. His argument is that we have to support a society if we care about it. I don't understand the argument. The ...
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What options does an international PhD student in UK have to fund his PhD? [closed]

I am in the final year of my PhD and have some dues to clear. Unfortunately, I don't have enough funds to pay my fees. What options do I have, being an international student, to obtain financial ...
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Paid publish fees two years late, can journal reject my paper?

I submitted a paper to a journal. They finally accepted it and asked me to pay a fee. However, due to my economic condition, I was not able to pay the fee. After 2 years, I finally payed the fee, but ...
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What is the benefit of 'voluntary page charges'?

There are quite a few journals which ask for voluntary page charges. Some may do for the whole journal and most for the first couple of pages. Take IEEE Transactions on Forensics and Security for ...
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Is it possible/acceptable to ask for wear & tear travel expense reimbursement? [closed]

An example: I've been using some suitcase, mostly (but not only) for traveling to conferences. Gradually, the wheels have wore out, and in my last trip I was walking over some gravelly road for a ...
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What could be incentives for publishers to waive fees for reusing figures?

I'm in charge to obtain permissions to reuse figures from previous publications for our future work. Our publisher is a STM-signatory so for most journals there is little problem as their publisher ...
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How much does it cost to make a MOOC universally accessible, as defined by the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990?

Is there any research/study/survey that tried to quantify the cost of making a MOOC universally accessible, as defined by the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 (mirror)? I am aware that the ...
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Ethics for trip reimbursement from multiple parties

When doing e.g. a seminar talk, it is customary for the hosting institution to pay for the speaker's trip. If it is just an isolated trip to a point A, life is simple; so far, so good. However, I ...
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Publication charges are not sent to the right address?

I am disappointed that I can not get an answer about a submitted article for publication in a journal. I receved the acceptation for final publication, then I paid the publication fees by Western ...
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Publication fee for reply to comment?

I have recently published an article in a "renowned" open access journal which cost us 2000 USD. I say 'renowned' - not to brag, but to highlight that the journal is not the kind of new age OA journal ...
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Include a mistake that cost extra when asking for reimbursement after faculty interview?

I was interviewing for a faculty position in a large city. When I was done I took a taxi to the airport... the wrong airport! I ended up taking another taxi to the correct airport and catching my ...
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Buying Internet hosting from an academic institution [closed]

Back in the nineties, before hosted servers were readily available, some Internet companies like Yahoo and Google got started in universities, using the institution's servers and Internet bandwidth, ...