Open Access

Journal of Communications and Networks (JCN) is fully open access journal. As of June 1, 2019, the journal only publishes open content and legacy subscription content has been made freely accessible alongside the open access articles published in journal of communications and networks prior to May 31, 2019.

User Right

Journal of Communications and articles are published open access under
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial (CC BY-NC) which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Note: If you need to comply with your funding body policy, you can apply for the CC BY license after your manuscript is accepted for publication.

Author Right

For open access publishing, this journal uses an exclusive licensing agreement. Authors will transfer copyright to The Korean Institute of Communications Information Sciences, but will have the right to share their article in the same way permitted to third parties under the relevant user license, as well as certain scholarly usage rights.

Article Processing Charges payment

The article processing charge (APC) is $1,300 per article (plus applicable local taxes) without page limits. (The new rule for APC and page limit takes effect for papers submitted after October 9, 2020)

For the papers submitted before October 8, 2020, the author will be requested to pay a mandatory page charge of $90 per printed page to cover part of the cost of publication. For papers in excess of six printed pages, a mandatory page charge of $150 per printed page will be requested for the printed pages beyond six pages.
Detailed instructions will accompany the payment request.

APC Discounts:

Authors from low-income/lower-middle-income countries are eligible for waivers and discounts on open access article processing charges in JCN.
• Corresponding authors from low-income/lower-middle-income countries (as classified by the World Bank) are eligible for a 30% waiver on open access article processing charges.
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* The new rule for APC Discounts takes effect for papers accepted after February 1, 2021