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Open Access FAQs
- What is 'Open Access' ?
Open access refers to unrestricted access via the Internet to articles published in scholarly journals, book chapters or monographs.
Open access refers to unrestricted access via the Internet to articles published in scholarly journals, book chapters or monographs. Lifescience Global open access articles are subject to Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
More information links from Directory of Open Access Journals :
- Open Access Overview by Peter Suber
- The Budapest Open Access Initiative
- Bethesda Statement on Open Access Publishing
- Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities
- The Open Access Bibliography
- Why authors should make their articles 'Open Access' ?
The main reason authors make their articles openly accessible is to maximize their research impact. A growing number of studies have confirmed, that an Open Access article is more likely to be used and cited than one behind subscription barriers. Open access helps researchers as readers by opening up access to articles that their libraries do not subscribe to. One of the great beneficiaries of open access may be users in developing countries,where currently some universities find it difficult to pay for subscriptions required to access the most recent journals.
- Why does Open Access articles have article-processing charges?
For Lifescience Global, publishing research content in open access is not possible without incurring production expenses. The article processing charges are collected because readers do not have to pay subscription charges, as a result the published research content is available with immediate, barrier-free and world-wide open access in full text.
The article processing charges pay for:
- immediate world-wide unrestricted open access to the full text.
- prodcution costs involed in editorial management and use of electronic tools for peer review and publication.
- marketing and promotion activities to increase citations .
- maintaining inclusion in CrossRef to ensure electonic citations in other journals.
- production of manuscripts in various formats for online publication delivery.
Is it possible to waive / to get discounts on the open access charges if the author is not able pay?
Waiver requests are considered on a case to case basis. Individual waiver or discount requests may be considered after internal editorial approval. As per policy and editorial recommendation authors may be able to get a discount / waiver on article processing charges.
Independent Journals - Projects
With years’ of experience in collaborating with journal editors and societies, Lifescience Global with its team is the perfect publishing partner for Independent journals. Independent journals are journals published by scientific societies and institutions.
Transfer Existing Journals
We would be happy to provide any details about our publication processes before finalizing a formal proposal. Transferring journals to Lifescience Global is cost- and hassle-free. There is no interruption to the journal’s existing coverage by indexing and bibliometric services, including impact factor tracking. High visibility with open access can give a further boost to a journal's reputation and ranking.
For new journals our experienced team of scientific publishing professionals will work on getting the journal indexed in the most important and relevant scientific databases. We will also take up the responsibility on marketing the journal in relevant sectors boosting the chances of citations of the journals even more.
Start Your Journals
With Lifescience Global you can easily start your own journal. Scholars, institutions, conference organizers and scientific societies can all propose and launch new scientific journals.
A committed and experienced Editor-in-Chief is compulsory to lead the venture. Good project and content management skills are a basic requirement. The essentials for launching a journal is time and professional dedication.
Do you intend to start a new journal? If yes, then do let us know! Send us a proposal. We'll be back to you with their feedback within a week.
Your proposal should include a motivational letter to start a new journal together with:
1. Your CV with a list of publications and editorial experience
2. Completed new journal proposal form (Click to download journal proposal form)
If the proposal is accepted, the proposer along with the publisher will appoint Editor-in-Chief. As such, his or her first responsibility will be to obtain the commitment of the members of the Editorial Board. The Editor-in-Chief will take responsibility over the published content and will encourage submissions from the best and brightest authors in the field.
As your publisher, Lifescience Global will provide the journal with an ISSN number and will take care of all administrative tasks during the launch period. Our professional staff and an advanced Manuscript Tracking System for submitting and reviewing articles will be at your disposal. We will provide online visibility by creating the web pages of the journal as part of the www.lifscienceglobal.com website.
Lifescience Global will design the journal, will provide a team of technical editors and will prepare the content for publication. Our experienced team of scientific publishing professionals will work on getting the journal indexed in the most important and relevant scientific databases.
The journal could follow either the Open Access model or the Paid Access model this will be established with mutual understanding of the Editor-in-Chief and Lifescience Global.