SciencePG is dedicated to publishing all articles under a gold open access license. This implies:
All articles published in SciencePG journals are accessible worldwide, providing unlimited access to the full text.
Free to Re-use
All readers are free to re-use the published material provided the original publication is properly cited, respecting the authors' work and intellectual property.
Open Access (OA) publishing with SciencePG has a multitude of advantages for authors and their research.
Open access articles are freely accessible to anyone with an internet connection. This greatly increases the visibility and reach of your research, allowing a global audience of researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and the general public to read and engage with your work.
Higher Citation Impact
Open access articles tend to receive more citations compared to articles behind paywalls. This increased visibility and accessibility lead to more researchers citing your work, ultimately enhancing your academic reputation.
Traditional publishing can involve lengthy review and publication processes. Open access can accelerate the dissemination of research findings, allowing for quicker access to up-to-date information.
Open access enables the general public, including students, educators, journalists, and interested individuals, to access and understand the latest research. This promotes scientific literacy and encourages broader public engagement with scientific advancements.
Open access content is more accessible across different fields, facilitating interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. Researchers from various disciplines can easily access and build upon each other's work.
Data Sharing and Reproducibility
Open access encourages transparent reporting and data sharing, enhancing the reproducibility and credibility of research. This contributes to the overall quality of scientific output.
Compliance with Funding Mandates
Many funding agencies and institutions require researchers to publish their work in open access journals or repositories as part of their grant agreements. Complying with these mandates ensures that publicly funded research benefits the widest possible audience.
Authors Retain Copyright
Open access often allows authors to retain more control over their work's copyright and licensing, enabling them to decide how their work can be reused, remixed, and redistributed.
Publications are considered open access if they are made freely and with minimal limitations on repurposing available online to all users. For authors, readers, and funders, the unfettered distribution of research is extremely crucial.
There are quite a few different open access type variations, and each one is often designated after a different color: gold, green, hybrid, bronze, platinum, and black. Although different publishers may choose to employ one or more of these strategies, green and gold open access are the most often used. At SciencePG, we make your article available via “gold” OA option.
Gold Open Access:
In this model, articles and contents related to them can be accessed at no cost on the journal’s website.
According to Creative Commons Licenses (CC), gold open access articles can be freely shared and disseminated by others so that they can base their own works on them.
Green Open Access:
Green OA is also called self-archiving, writers can preserve their own work on a website they or their sponsor manages or on a separate repository. The article's deposited version could or might not represent its final form. It might be the accepted manuscript by the journal or an almost final one, after peer review. This is referred to as "post print."
Unlike the gold route of open access, some journals demand an embargo period – which may vary from six to twelve months in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and more than one year in humanities, arts and social sciences – before the actual self-archiving permission.
Gold vs Green Open Access
The table below shows some of the key differences between gold and green open access.
|Differences||Gold open access||Green open access|
|Access||The final published version of your article (Version of Record, VoR) is always and completely free to read online.||Also known as self-archiving, when you publish an earlier version of your manuscript in repositories and online.|
|Embargo Periods||Not usually required, available immediately on publication.||Usually required, available after embargo period.|
|Fees||An article publishing charge (APC) is usually applicable if you publish gold OA.||You can share your article without having to pay an APC.|
|Copyright||The copyright belongs to the author. The agreement includes the Creative Commons license of your choice. This dictates what others can do with your article once it’s published.||The copyright usually belongs to the publisher or affiliated society. Restrictions will apply to reuse.|
|Licensing||Open license (e.g. CC BY) allows users to build on, adapt, and share onwards.||Rights/re-use may be limited. You will need to check with the publisher.|
Organizations, including institutions, funders, societies, and various entities worldwide, have implemented Open Access (OA) mandates, which serve as directives or requirements for their associated authors. These mandates serve to promote and enforce the practice of freely sharing research findings and data with the public.
To provide transparency and information on open access mandates and policies, the Registry of Open Access Repositories Mandatory Archiving Policies (ROARMAP) offers a comprehensive and searchable database. For more detailed information, we invite you to visit the official homepage of the Registry of Open Access Repositories Mandatory Archiving Policies (ROARMAP).
Through the adoption of OA mandates, funding support, and participation in programs like ROARMAP, SciencePG aims to facilitate the widespread availability of research findings, enhance collaboration, and promote the exchange of knowledge for the benefit of the global scientific community.