Currently the publication costs for Ecological Processes are covered by the Institute of Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Authors do not need to pay an article-processing charge for their accepted manuscripts.
Ecological Processes will start to charge publication fees for non-solicited articles soon. Authors whose articles are submitted between 1 July 2022 and 31 December 2022, and are editorially accepted by the journal will need to pay an Article Processing Charge (APC) of £1030/$1510/€1220.
Waiver or discount application for APCs is available when submitting the manuscript. The details can be found via: https://www.springeropen.com/get-published/article-processing-charges.