Open Access at Inderscience
All of our titles now offer authors the opportunity to publish their article as Gold Open Access, which means the article will be freely available to every reader anywhere in the world.
If you wish to make your article open access, you will be given the option at the point your article is accepted. Inderscience will treat all articles submitted for publication in exactly the same way, with rigorous peer review, professional editing and production, and worldwide visibility. All of our articles enjoy the same level of functionality on our website.
The fee for making your article open access is UKP £2,000 for each article accepted.
How does the process work?
You should submit your article to the Inderscience journal of your choice in the normal way. When your article has been accepted for publication you will be given the choice of proceeding with publication in the traditional way, or choosing open access. If you choose the open access option, you will be asked to complete the order form and select an open access license and a payment method: either by credit card, or by invoice to your institution or research funder with their permission.
When an open access article is published, it is shown as being open access with either Free full-text access on Inderscience.com or Open Access on inderscienceonline.com.
Does Inderscience Support Institutional Funding for APCs?
Please contact us if you are interested in discussing institutional payment models for article processing charges (APCs) for members of your organization.
What are my Open Access Licensing options?
Inderscience gives authors of open access articles the option to choose from two Creative Commons licenses in order to enable the open publication of their articles:
CC BY: Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0
According to the Creative Commons website: “This license lets other distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon your work, even commercially, as long as they credit you for the original creation. This is the most accommodating of licenses offered. Recommended for maximum dissemination and use of licensed materials.”
CC BY-NC-ND: Creation Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives License 4.0
According to the Creative Commons website: “This license is the most restrictive of the six main CC licenses, only allowing others to download your works and share them with others as long as they credit you, but they can’t change them in any way or use them commercially.”
Please note that all authors whose research work is funded by Research Councils UK (RCUK) and Wellcome Trust must select the CC BY license in accordance with those funder mandates effective from 1 April 2013. Other funders will have their specific policies. Please check the requirements of your own research funder before selecting a license: licenses cannot be changed after publication.
What about copyright?
If you opt for open access you retain copyright in your work, but are required to agree to the open access terms and conditions, which are set out in the Order form. These include a warranty that the article is original and is not in breach of anybody else’s rights or otherwise unlawful. Submission to another journal is not permitted.
What is allowed with respect to the published article?
Articles licensed under either CC BY or CC BY-NC-ND licenses may have any version posted on any website by anyone without embargo; however, please note:
Articles licensed under the CC BY license may be used for commercial purposes by anyone
Articles licensed under the CC BY-NC-ND license may not be used for commercial purposes by anyone and not used to create derivative work by transforming or building upon the article by anyone other than you
If you post your article on any website or repository, acknowledgement in the form of a full citation should be given to the journal as the original source of publications, together with a link to the journal webpage and/or DOI as soon as they are available. Such information will help in getting the work cited.