Open Access Policy

The Journal aims to promote the development of global Open Access to scientific information and research. The Publisher provides copyrights of all online published papers (except where otherwise noted) for free use of readers, scientists, and institutions (such as link to the content or permission for its download, distribution, printing, copying, and reproduction in any medium, except change of contents and for commercial use), under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0 Unported (CC BY-NC) License, provided the original work is cited. Written permission is required from the publisher for use of its contents for commercial purposes.

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge, meaning:

 

  • everyone has free and unlimited access to the full-text of articles published in this journal; manuscripts are freely available without subscription or price barriers
  • papers are immediately released in open access format (no long waiting periods),
  • Open Access publication is supported by authors' institutes or research funding agencies by payment of a comparatively low Article Processing Fee (APF) for accepted articles.

 

High Visibility and High Availability - free and unlimited accessibility of the publication over the internet without any restrictions.

Open Access publications are more frequently cited due to their high publicity and availability.

Publications are also more easily searchable in search engines and indexing databases.

Rapid Publication - accepted papers are immediately published online.

 

The definition of OA introduced in the original BOAI:

By “open access” to [peer-reviewed research literature], we mean its free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself. The only constraint on reproduction and distribution and the only role for copyright in this domain should be to give authors control over the integrity of their work and the right to be properly acknowledged and cited.

Journal’s open access policy is committed to the recommendations and standards of the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI).