Open Access Journal
Open access publications are freely and permanently available online to anyone. Unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium is permitted, provided the author/editor is properly attributed.
Open access has gained tremendous support from both authors, who appreciate the increased visibility of their work, as well as science institutions and funders, who value the societal impact of freely available research results.
What are the benefits of open access publishing?
- Free availability thanks to unrestricted online access
Open access publications are freely available online to anyone, which maximizes the visibility, and thus the uptake and use of the work published.
- Authors retain copyright
The use of a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike
CC BY-NC-SA) enables authors/editors to retain copyright to their work. Publications can be reused and redistributed as long as the original author is correctly attributed.
- High quality and rigorous peer review
Open access publications run through the same peer review (Single Blind Review:
the names of the reviewers are hidden from the author), production and publishing processes than journals and books published under the traditional subscription-based model do.
- Rapid publication
A streamlined and easy to use online submission and production process enables quick review, approval and publication.
- No space constraints
Publishing online means unlimited space for supplementary material including figures, extensive data and video footage.
- Compliance with open access mandates
Open access publications can comply with open access mandates from funding sources or academic institutions in the fastest and easiest way. Final articles can be deposited into bibliographic databases and institutional repositories without any embargo periods.
- Citation tracking and inclusion in bibliographic databases
Open access journals are tracked for impact factors and are deposited into bibliographic databases and institutional repositories without any embargo period just as traditional journals.
All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License.