Open Option

Authors, does your research funder have an open access mandate or would you like to expand the dissemination of your research? Open Option enables authors to publish open access in our esteemed subscription-based journals.

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The Benefits of Publishing Open Access Include:

  • High visibility; open access articles are freely available online upon publication
  • You can freely share your article in repositories and research networks without restrictions
  • Rigorous editorial and peer-review
  • You retain copyright and receive an open access license allowing for broad dissemination of your research
  • Easy compliance with open access mandates
  • Targeted email announcement featuring a direct link to your article

 


Added Value of Publishing Open Option:


Identification and Marketing

Open access (OA) articles are listed with an OA icon in journal tables of content (TOC), TOC alerts, and in marketing announcements. Open access articles are highlighted and promoted in targeted email announcements to thousands of research leaders in your field.

Copyright and Licensing

If you choose to publish open access, you will retain copyright of your article and a Creative Commons license will be applied. At this time we allow authors to choose between the Creative Commons (CC BY) license and CC BY-Noncommercial (CC BY-NC) license.

The CC BY license permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

The CC BY-NC license permits any noncommercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Please note that major research funders like the Wellcome Trust, Research Councils UK, and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, require grantees to publish open access under the CC BY license. Please check with your research funder or institution to see if they have a mandated Creative Commons license.

Please remember that traditional subscription journals can carry additional fees. The open access APC does not cover or replace existing fees like submission and page charges.

Ordering Open Option

Once your article has been accepted for publication in a journal, you will receive an email with information on ordering open access. If you would like more information about Liebert Open Access or would like to order Open Option, please email openaccess@liebertpub.com.

Article Publication Charge

Publishing open access requires an article publication charge (APC) and authors are asked to fill out a short open access order form. You can pay by credit card or receive an invoice to be returned with payment or via bank transfer. Please remember that traditional subscription journals can carry additional fees. The open access APC does not cover or replace existing author publication fees.

Additionally, authors can sign up for our Author Benefits Program to take advantage of all our author services.

*Please note that PubMed Central (PMC), not the Publisher, has sole control over when the paper is made available on PMC.