Open access refers to the free and permanent unrestricted online access to scholarly research. Authors retain copyright to their work, and a licence is applied which allows users to download, copy, reuse and distribute data provided the original article is fully cited.
Open access aims to maximise the visibility of research, much of which is publicly funded. Open access differs from free online access as it provides reuse rights provided full attribution is given while authors retain copyright to their work.
We seek to always maintain our standards and ethics of publishing and provide a quality service for all our authors, reviewers and readers throughout the publication process. We apply the same rigorous peer review processes to all our journals, whether full open access or hybrid. The open access invoicing process is handled by administration staff who are not involved with the peer review or acceptance/rejection of the paper.