The journal is owned by Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (VGTU) who supports the journal and the publishing operation of VGTU Press.
However, the majority of the cost of publication is funded by Article Publication Charges (APCs) paid by authors or their institutes. These are levied for JBEM journal and cover the costs of publication to allow for articles to be made freely available Open Access to all readers, anywhere in the world.
APC for the journal is 60 Eur / per page net. This charge includes all costs of the review process, systems, typesetting, web publication and long-term archiving.
Special note regarding Sales Tax and VAT for authors
Article processing charges (APCs) are subject to VAT at the standard Lithuanian VAT rate of 21%.
According to the laws of Lithuania, the tax must be included for payers who are natural persons and only institutions can have it excluded (for European Union countries only). For institutions paying the APCs, they can be transferred directly to VGTU, excluding the VAT from the sum.