Like most Open Access titles, the JCLRS applies an Article Processing Charge (APC), only after the manuscript has been peer reviewed and accepted by the editor. The author will be sent an invoice for the Article Processing Charge. Letters to the Editor, short commentaries and select invited articles will not be charged an APC. The APC for the Journal of Contact Lens Research and Science is US $399, The Journal will provide the highest level of editorial service for the author, including a rigorous peer review process, expert editing and production editing, and excellent design services. All articles are archived through Portico and will be assigned a unique DOI (Digital Object Identifier) through Cross Ref. Article will also be archived and available on the Directory of Open Access Journals and ScienceOpen. An author’s ability to pay APCs is not a consideration in the decision of whether to publish. Authors living in one of the United Nations' list of Least Developed Countries may request a fee waiver. See UN country list list for full details. Authors living in countries not considered "least developed" who do not have the ability to pay the APC's may be eligible for a reduced rate. Please contact the publisher directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.