IJEP is an international peer-reviewed journal on epilepsy and was launched by the Indian Epilepsy Association. The association has a membership of around 600, with the aim to disseminating knowledge concerning epilepsy globally, providing the latest updates on prevention, diagnosis, treatment and management of people with epilepsy, promote and encourage research on epilepsy, and reflect the social and psychological burden and impact of epilepsy on people and society at large.




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Thieme's Policy on Double-Dipping

Authors of articles for all Thieme subscription journals have the option of paying an article publication fee so that their articles will be published on an open-access basis. The article publication charge in 2017 for "hybrid" (sometimes called "transitional") journals is €2,500/$2,900. This amount covers all costs associated with the publication of a manuscript. The discounted article publication charge for subscribers is €1,250/$1,450.

"Double dipping" is the term ascribed to the situation whereby a journal could both receive an open access publication fee and also charge customers a subscription fee for the same article. To avoid "double dipping," Thieme will amend its journal prices each year based on the number of open access articles published in the previous calendar year for which standard article publication charges have been paid. The first such adjustments have been made for 2016 pricing and were based on article publication fees paid in 2014. We will adjust them accordingly in forthcoming years. 

Journal prices are based on a number of factors, including but not limited to number of articles and pages, frequency of publication, added functionalities to the electronic versions, inflation, market competition, etc. and as such an open access component in one year's publication may not automatically result in an absolute reduction in price in a future year.

Alongside with the adjustment of subscription prices, Thieme is working with all stakeholders (authors, research communities, societies, universities, libraries and funders) to establish practical solutions to make Open Access a beneficial, sustainable and long-term publication model.