What is Open Access?

An Open Access publication is one that meets the following conditions:

» The author(s) and copyright holder(s) grant to all users a free, irrevocable, worldwide, perpetual right of access and a license to copy, use, distribute, transmit and display the work publicly and to make and distribute derivative works in any digital medium for any responsible purpose, subject to proper attribution of authorship, as well as the right to make small number of printed copies for their personal use.

» A complete version of the work and all supplemental materials, including a copy of the permission as stated above, in a suitable standard electronic format is deposited immediately upon initial publication in at least one online repository that is supported by an academic institution, scholarly society, government agency, or other well-established organization that seeks to enable Open Access, unrestricted distribution, interoperability, (for the biomedical sciences, PubMed Central is such a repository).

» Open Access is a property of individual works.

» Community standards, rather than copyright law, will continue to provide the mechanism for enforcement of proper attribution and responsible use of the published work.

Advantages of Open Access:

  • Increase visibility of the article and usage of the results
  • Copyright over the work that you submit
  • Increase impact of the paper
  • Increase visibility of the article and usage of the results
  • Creates transparency
  • Access to literature everywhere
  • Enhances interdisciplinary research
  • Accelerates the research, discovery and innovation
  • Increased return on investment
  • Stimulates new ideas and new services
  • Peer review ensures that you get great feedback and can polish your manuscript
  • The community ensures that your copyright over your content is endorsed
  • Creates new opportunities for job creation

» In this type, the publication costs are generally covered by the author’s organisation or research reserves. These Open Access charges swap subscription charges and allow the publishers to make the published material without restrictions available to all attentive online readers.

» Other than their fee recovery type, Open Access journals are no diverse from old-fashioned subscription-based journals; they endure the similar peer-review and quality control as any further scholarly journal. Besides, and use of the published material..

Why this Open Access?

» Open Access should be grasped as a means of exploring scientific community discovery by providing free and unobstructed access of scientific knowledge through online. The vital role of Open Access is the research records.

» Advancement of Open Access is very vital to hearten innovation, socio-economic growth, and stream of knowledge around the biosphere. As such, Open Access can be defined as an apparatus specifically used for community welfare to motivate the development of universal science, as well as continue the quality of scientific triumphs at the same time.