Open Access Policy
This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.
All articles are open access, published and distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium provided the original work is properly cited (for the journal, it is recommended to cite as Notulae Scientia Biologicae or abbreviated title Not Sci Biol).
The Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 international license provides:
- Full and free access to the paper for the academic and scientific community.
- Possibility to reuse or reproduce the paper by properly quoting the original published version.
- Maximum exposure and capitalization of the work, while ensuring proper credit to the author(s).
Advantages of Open Access publishing
It allows the dissemination of scientific research results quickly and on a large scale, without cost or other restrictions. New research and ideas can be disseminated to a wide audience, which in turn stimulates and inspires new research studies.
The benefits of the OA publication model are obvious to both readers and authors, as well as to the entire scientific community. Open Access articles reach a wider audience than articles in non-Open Access journals.
The authors have the advantage of a quick publication of the manuscripts, immediately after their acceptance following the peer review process. To ensure immediate dissemination, accepted articles are published in the journal in the Forthcoming section. They can be viewed by any reader, from anywhere in the world, without restrictions and for free. They can be searchable and citable based on the DOI (digital object identifier) and article number, even before being included in a complete issue.
For the readers, open access offers the possibility to see the online content of articles at any time and for free. They do not have to pay, login, register or do anything in exchange for the information provided by the journal. They can read the articles, download them, copy them and share the content without any restriction for legal purposes.
Therefore, OA publication provides free access to scientific knowledge, information and new discoveries, strengthens the basis of transfer in academic education, development and innovation in research and knowledge capitalization.
Open Access articles are extremely visible and are more downloaded and cited more frequently than articles in non-Open Access journals. In this way, the impact of research and results is immediate and without time constraints or other restrictions or resources.
Authors who publish in OA and their institutions can reach more visibility and scientific recognition. Institutions can enhance their profile by participating in or hosting open-access publishing. Funding agencies supporting the research can achieve more prominence.
Access to research results is also possible for researchers with more limited possibilities. Developing countries and small or specialized research institutions and corporations have access to all open access articles. In addition, due to the support of SMTCT&SHST, authors from these countries or institutions can publish their research in Notulae Scientia Biologicae at no cost.
Important: some manuscripts (i.e. reviews) may contain figures, tables or text taken from other publications, for which the journal does not hold the copyright or the right to re-license the published material. The authors are warned that in such cases they should inquire with the original copyright holder, the original publisher or authors, whether or not this material can be re-used.
More information about Open Access (OA)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_access: "Open access (OA) is a set of principles and a range of practices through which research outputs are distributed online, free of access charges or other barriers".
The Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities is an international statement on open access and access to knowledge.
https://en.unesco.org/open-access/what-open-access: "Open access (OA) means free access to information and unrestricted use of electronic resources for everyone".
https://www.jisc.ac.uk/guides/an-introduction-to-open-access: "Open access (OA) means making research publications freely available so anyone can benefit from reading and using research".
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