Open Access Policy

Open Access

Open access (OA) refers to free and unrestricted online access to scientific and scholarly information and makes published academic research freely and permanently available online. The concept of open access was firstly defined by The Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI). Tech Science Press (TSP) defines open access by the followings: peer-reviewed article is freely available without subscription or price barriers, article is immediately released in open access format (no embargo period), and published material can be re-used without obtaining permission as long as a correct citation to the original publication is given.
Please note that some materials such as figures, tables or text in articles may from other publications. In this case, you should inquire with the original copyright holder (usually the original publisher or authors), whether or not this material can be re-used.

 

TSP Open Access Information and Policy

Articles published by TSP are under an open access license, which means all OA content is fully open to all and free of charge. Published materials can be re-used if properly accredited and cited. Open access publication is supported by the authors' institutes or research funding agencies by payment of a comparatively low Article Processing Charge (APC) for accepted articles.


License

TSP journals publish articles under the Creative Commons Attribution License and are using the CC BY license, TSP believes that open access publishing fosters the exchange of research results amongst scientists from different disciplines, thus facilitating interdisciplinary research.


Advantages of Open Access

Open Access provides greater availability and visibility of the academic works, which leads to more citations and greater research impact. For the researcher or author, Open Access increases the audience for a publication far beyond the audience of any non-Open Access journal. As a reader, you have barrier-free access to the literature you need for your research. Access is not constrained by subscription costs or library budgets.
Open Access journals usually provide faster publication, accepted articles are typically published online more rapidly in MDPI journals than those of traditional, subscription-based and printed journals are.

 

External Links:

Open access citation impact advantage:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_access#Authors_and_researchers

Information Platform Open Access

http://open-access.net/DE-EN