Open Access and Article Processing Charge (APC)
All articles published in Life (ISSN 2075-1729) are published in full open access. An article processing charge (APC) of 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs) applies to papers accepted after peer review.
Please note that for papers submitted after 30 June 2023, an APC of 2600 CHF will apply.
This article processing charge is to cover the costs of peer review, copyediting, typesetting, long-term archiving, and journal management. In addition to Swiss francs (CHF), we also accept payment in euros (EUR), US dollars (USD), British pound sterling (GBP), Japanese yen (JPY) or Canadian dollars (CAD).
Local VAT or Sales Tax will be added if applicable.
Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions. Note that many national and private research funding organizations and universities explicitly cover APCs for articles resulting from funded research projects. Discounts are also available for authors from institutes which participate in MDPI's Institutional Open Access Program (IOAP).