Eurasia Academic Publishing Group’s journals provide immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.
The contents published by EAPG journals are collected, preserved, and served by CLOCKSS, LOCKSS, and Portico.
Open Access: General FAQs
What is open access (OA)?
- Ability to access, use and reproduce published material as per the terms of the licence it is available under
- Distinct from ‘free’ which covers simply the ability to view content
Does EurAsia Academic Publishing Group publish an open-access journal?
Yes. All wholly-owned EurAsia Academic Publishing Group journals are fully open access.
What open access (OA) options does Eurasia Academic Publishing Group offer?
Diamond OA and Gold OA.
EurAsia Academic Publishing Group recently published Full OA journals, where all articles are published by Diamond OA.
What open access licences are used?
All OA papers are offered under the CC BY-ND 4.0 licence.
Does the choice of any open access option have any effect on editorial decisions?
Will I have to pay a submission fee?
Are there any additional page charges?
Will I have to pay for colour?
Where colour aids understanding of the data, EurAsia Academic Publishing Group does not charge authors for publishing images and figures in colour.
Why should authors publish open access?
Some funder mandates (such as Plan S by coalition S) require authors to publish their work in open access journals. Many institutions also encourage their authors to publish OA, and some provide funds to help authors do so.
Are EAPG open access journals compliant with funder mandates such as Plan S?
Yes, all of the EAPG fully open access journals are compliant with funder mandates as all articles will be published under the Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-ND 4.0) enabling authors to retain copyright.
What licence will my OA manuscript be published under?
OA articles will be published under the Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-ND 4.0).
The CC BY-ND 4.0 licence permits copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format for any purpose, even commercially. The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the licence terms.
What about copyright?
The copyright for all articles published in EurAsia Academic Publishing Group journals always remains with the Author(s). EAPG will acknowledge this in the copyright line that appears on each article.
How will readers know which articles are freely accessible?
OA articles will be clearly identifiable via an ‘unlock’ icon in the Table of Contents and on the article itself.
In addition, PDFs of OA articles will carry clear symbols to denote OA status and the XML of OA articles will be tagged so that their OA status is also machine-readable. This makes the OA status (as well as the licensing information) clear for any type of use and/or re-use.
What about authors from developing countries?
EurAsia Academic Publishing Group supports HINARI run by the World Health Organization and part of the Research4Life partnership. This means low-income countries can already obtain free (or very low-cost) access to their journals.
What is the article publishing charge (APC) for? What do APCs cover?
When an article is published under the Gold OA route, and costs need to be covered in other ways. EurAsia Academic Publishing Group’ costs include:
- journal hosting platform
- the cost of considering and peer-reviewing content that is rejected from the journal
- editors who assure that content published is of a suitable quality and good standard
- retro-digitization and archiving
- investing in innovation for the future of scholarly publishing
- training of staff and editors around publication ethics and publishing processes
- colour publication, even in print, offered free to authors
This is not an exhaustive list, but an article on The Scholarly Kitchen covers all the things that publishers do that OA publishing and APCs support.
Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-ND 4.0)
This licence permits copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format for any purpose, even commercially. The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the licence terms. Under the following terms you must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorsed you or your use. If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you may not distribute the modified material.
What about self-archiving?
All authors are free to use the Accepted Manuscript (the version that has been accepted for publication after Peer Review) for self-archiving on their own website or in their institutional repository.
EurAsia Academic Publishing Group encourages Authors to share their data and upload raw data and datasets to open data repositories on formal acceptance of their article for publication. We do not stipulate a particular repository but encourage Authors to find a suitable repository by visiting http://www.re3data.org/.