A growing number of countries require Open Access to the results of publicly-funded research. After surveying AES authors it was found that a majority were interested in having the option of publishing their work in Open Access (OA). Authors who choose this option will receive greater visibility and ease of access to their AES publications. The AES has therefore introduced an OA policy.
If an AES paper has been made OA it will have the OA logo next to it and will be freely downloadable from the AES E-Library by anyone, even if they are not an AES member or E-Library subscriber.
(otherwise known as Author Processing Charges or APCs)
Journal paper (less than 3 years old) - $1200 for non-members, $1050 for members
Journal paper (older than 3 years old) - $600 for non-members, $450 for members
Peer-reviewed convention/conference paper - $300 for non-members, $250 for members
Non-peer-reviewed convention/conference paper - $150 for non-members, $100 for members
Engineering brief - $150 for non-members, $100 for members
If a convention/conference paper is made OA, and later submitted in revised form to the Journal, the author has to pay the difference between the APC of a Journal paper and the APC of a convention/conference paper before it can be published in the Journal.