Page Charges, Waivers, and Fees

Publication charges help cover the cost of publishing and disseminating research results. They should be regarded as an essential part of an author’s research budget. In order to avoid overburdening authors or their supporting institutions AMS uses a hybrid model for most journals where the costs of processing and publishing articles are covered in part by author charges and in part by reader subscriptions.

BAMS Authors! Please consult BAMS Page Charges. The page charge structure of BAMS differs significantly from the page charge structure of the technical journals.

Did you know AMS has reduced page charges for the technical journals? Visit the Page Charge Reduction Information page for more details. 

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Journal Charge Structure

  Papers submitted on or after 1 Oct 2022 Papers submitted on or before 30 Sep 2022
  Author Charges Open Choice (optional) Author Charges Open Choice (optional)
AIES (Open Access journal) $2200 (flat per paper fee) Included $2200 (flat per paper fee) Included
JAMCJASJCLIJHMJPO, JTECH, MWR, WAF $120 per typeset page $1300 $120 per typeset page $1100
WCAS None $800 None $800
Earth Interactions (Open Access journal) $1200 (flat per paper fee) Included $1200 (flat per paper fee) Included
Comment and Reply correspondence
(all journals)
None None
BAMS See BAMS page charges
Monographs See Monographs charges


Open access  for individual articles published in JAMC, JAS, JCLI, JHM, JPO, JTECH, MWR, WAF, and WCAS is available for an additional fee as indicated above. For more details about AMS Open Choice please visit Open Access for AMS Journals and BAMS.

In addition to page charges, additional charges may be assessed for:

  • excessive changes/edits to typeset proofs
  • the processing of multiple figure files for single figures
  • keying in of manuscript files that cannot be converted to an editable file

Required Forms

Please visit the Cost Estimation Worksheet and Charge Forms page to select and download the necessary forms.

Waivers of Page Charges

AMS has a limited budget for waivers. Authors must demonstrate a legitimate lack of funding to cover charges. Waivers must be requested during initial submission. Note that the cost of processing color figures, which is included in the cost of page charges for authors who pay in full, cannot be waived. Authors receiving full waivers must convert all color files to black and white. Authors receiving partial waivers must cover the processing cost for any color figures at the rate of $490 for the first file, $390 for the second file, and $150 for the third and subsequent files. For more information on the AMS waiver program and to request a waiver, see Page Charge Waivers.

Billing and Payments

Additional information regarding invoices and payments is available in the Billing and Payments FAQ.

Article Reprint Charges

Reprints are ordered directly from our printing partner Sheridan Press and the cost is calculated based on the selections made during the ordering process.