How To Pay
Online credit card payments (recommended)
Authors are encouraged to use our automated system to make contributions toward the expenses of the publication process by credit card. Steps required to do this are as follows:
- Visit the BioResources online giving page (URL: https://controller.ofa.ncsu.edu/non-student-credit-card-payments/)
- Authors should enter the required information into the corresponding boxes: the Invoice number, the payment amount (found on the Invoice), your name, company/affiliation, and email address.
Payment by mailed check
If you decide to mail a check, please mail it to the following address:
Attention: Melissa Rabil
Campus Box 8005
NC State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-8005
Please write “BioResources Journal” in the memo area of your check.
If you are making the contribution as an author who has published in the journal, please make a label like the following one on your check: “BioRes_4_2_376_Johnson” in the memo area. Note that the numbers in the label should correspond to the volume, issue, and first page of the published article, and “Johnson” should be replaced by the first author’s surname. If you decide to include a cover letter, please indicate the same information in that letter, also indicating that the funds are to be considered as a donation.
How the Funds Will Be Used
Except for the work of the authors themselves, pre-editing and proofreading are two of the most important and time-consuming tasks required for the production of each new issue of BioResources. Although much of the work associated with our journal is thanks to the generosity of reviewers, who volunteer their time and expertise, such input is primarily directed toward the quality of the science – not the writing and formatting. The journal’s proofreading staff also handles the associated file management, website issues, and monitoring of input from the reviewers.
If funds received exceed what is required to support the costs of proofreading and administering the journal, any excess funds have been committed to the support of scholarships or other scholarly activities for undergraduate students in the Department of Forest Biomaterials or the College of Natural Resources at NC State University.