Open Access Policy & Information
Open Access (OA)
Open access (OA) refers to research outputs/manuscript/research papers which are distributed online and free of cost with no barriers. It may be combined with the addition of a Creative Commons license to promote reuse. OA is applicable on all forms of published research output, including peer-reviewed academic journal articles, conference papers, thesis, book chapters and monographs. OA journal gains its fund by article a processing charge which is either paid by authors or research sponsor.
This is a Gold Open Access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author.
Benefits of Open Access
Some of the benefits (but not limited to) of the open access are as follows:
- The open access articles get more attention and have more research impact.
- Open access can reduce publication delays.
- Scholars are paid by research funders and/or their universities to do research; the published article is the report of the work they have done, rather than an item for commercial gain.
- Research outcome fee to all makes a great impact socially and politically.
- Open access helps in growing the scholars.
- Librarians also lead education and outreach initiatives to faculty, administrators, and others about the benefits of open access.
- In low income countries, the open access publication literature is like a lifeline for research and other relevant fields.
Links for different statements pertaining to Open Access
Bethesda Statement on Open Access Publishing: http://legacy.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/bethesda.htm
The Berlin declaration on Open Access to Scientific Knowledge: http://openaccess.mpg.de/286432/Berlin-Declaration
Open Access Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_access