We are a peer-reviewed online journal that provides a hybrid online Open Access option. Many authors have been requesting Open Access, as they want their manuscripts accessible immediately (open access) so that they can be downloaded by anyone free of charge. Moreover, for authors eligible for PubMed Central (PMC) who also desire the 1-year embargo lifted immediately, this is included in the option. Open Access refers to scholarly journals that are available online, free of charge to the reader; without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself. As a hybrid online Open Access journal if the Open Access option is selected the fee is $710 which is in addition to the original one-time mandatory fee.
Due to existing subscription contract agreements, we will only allow approximately 15% (14 – 15 articles per year) of manuscripts to be designated as Open Access.
For further information contact the journal offices.