what is open access?
Open access (OA) is a set of principles and a range of practices through which research outputs are distributed online, free of cost or other access barriers. With open access strictly defined (according to the 2001 definition), or libre open access, barriers to copying or reuse are also reduced or removed by applying an open license for copyright .
IJNE offers authors two choices to publish their research:
- Gold Open Access
- Articles are freely available to both subscribers and the wider public with permitted reuse.
An open access publication fee is payable by authors or their research funder.
- Articles are made available to subscribers. We are trying to establish a partnership with access management programs in order to make articles accessible for patient groups and others.
In this type of publishing no open access publication fee is needed.
Open access publication
In accordance with Funding Body requirements, IJNE does offer alternative open access publishing options. Visit our open access page for full information.
Remember: Your publication choice will have no effect on the peer review process or acceptance of your submission.
Details on Gold Open Access Articles
All articles published gold open access will be immediately and permanently free for everyone to read and download. We offer authors a choice of user licenses, which define the permitted reuse of articles. We are continuously working with our author communities to select the best choice of license options, currently being defined for this journal as follows:
- Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)
- Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs (CC BY-NC-ND)
Gold Open Access Publication Fee
To provide gold open access, this journal has a publication fee which needs to be met by the authors or their research funders for each article published open access. The gold open access publication fee for this journal is USD 1500, excluding taxes.
Funding Body Agreements
IJNE trying to establish an agreement with funding bodies such as Wellcome Trust and Research Councils UK or other internationally renowned funding bodies. This ensures authors can comply with funding body open access policies and may also be reimbursed for their publication fees.
IJNE supports responsible sharing
Find out how you can share your research published in IJNE journals.
Green Open Access (e.g. self-archiving)
Authors can share their research in a variety of different ways and IJNE supports many available green open access options. We recommend authors see our open access page for further information. An author can also self-archive their author manuscript immediately and enable public access from their institution’s repository after an embargo period. This is the version that has been accepted for publication and which typically includes author-incorporated changes suggested during submission, peer review and in editor-author communications.
An author is entitled to post the accepted manuscript in their institution’s repository and make this public after an embargo period (known as green Open Access). The embargo period for this journal can be found below.
The published journal article cannot be shared publicly, for example on ResearchGate or Academia.edu, to ensure the sustainability of peer-reviewed research in journal publications.
For subscription articles, an appropriate amount of time is needed for journals to deliver value to subscribing customers before a manuscript becomes available for free to the public. This is called an embargo period and it begins from the date the article is formally published online in its final and fully citable form. Find out more
This journal has an embargo period of 18 months for now.
Learn More about:
- Publishing open access with IJNE
- Funding body agreements
- Open access license policy
- Open access pricing policy
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