Payment of the publishing fee for the NIFS member’s research article
(publishing cost for research report)

May 26, 2021 Revised
Library Publishing Committee

Please follow the instructions as below. If the NIFS member (research educational staff, part-time researchers, graduate students, etc. *1, *2) publishes the research article a journal as the first author and wishes for the submission fee and the expenses for reprints to be paid for by NIFS.

    • 1. Please register in the NAIS system (NIFS Article Information System) when you publish the research article.

    • 2. The NIFS publishing budget will cover the basic submission fee which does not include the additional fee for Open Access fee (*3) and for the additional reprints of 50 copies only.

    • 3. Submit the form for the explaining why additional reprints over the limit are necessary to the Library Director.

    • 4. The Open Access fee can be paid by other research funds secured by the author, or from the budget of the Research Enhancement Strategy Office with the consent of the NIFS project. If you submit as Open Access publishing, please attach the OA Form. (except Plasma and Fusion Research)

    • 5. The charge for color may not be paid if is considered to be too expensive (*5). If it is possible to use black and white printing, please choose black and white printing. Please submit the explanation to the Library Directer if the high-priced color charge is necessary.

    • 6. The Library Publishing Committee will screen 3 and 5 (above) within the budget and inform you as to whether or not the expense will be paid.

    • 7. English-language proofreading cost cannot be paid. (except Plasma and Fusion Research)

Documents required for payment
    • Quotation, Delivery note and Invoice (Signed date and signature on the Delivery note or Invoice)
    • Reprint (If the reprinting charge is included, please visit the Inspection Center)
    • Proofread manuscript if English proofreading fee is included (except Plasma and Fusion Research)
    • OA Form (Open Access publishing only)

    • *1 If the student (SOKENDAI student, collaborative graduate student, special joint researcher, internship student) is the first author and is instructed by the NIFS staff.

    • *2 Regarding research papers related to research conducted by students, retired staff at the NIFS will submit the research within approximately one year after graduation, completion, or retirement. Further, write the budget code in the acknowledgment.

    • *3 Refers to both the submission fee for the Open Access journal and the submission fee for the additional cost to make Open Access in the journal.

    • *4 If the color printing charge exceeds the budget of approximately 200,000 yen, NIFS may ask the applicant to use other research funding.