This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.
All articles are licenced via Creative Commons CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 licence.
Open access has gained tremendous support from both authors, who appreciate the increased visibility of their work, as well as science institutions and funders, who value the societal impact of freely available research results.
Article Processing Charge (APC):
To cover the cost of publication, authors pay an article processing charge (APC) for manuscripts accepted after double-blind peer review. There are no charges for rejected articles, no submission charges, and no surcharges based on the length of an article, figures or supplementary data. The APC is payable when your manuscript is editorially accepted and before publication, is charged to either you, or your funder, institution or employer.
Publication fee is 50 euro.
What are the benefits of open access publishing?
Open access publications are freely available online to anyone, which maximizes the visibility, and thus the uptake and use of the work published.
Authors retain copyright
The use of a Creative Commons License enables authors/editors to retain copyright to their work. Publications can be reused and redistributed as long as the original author is correctly attributed.
A streamlined and easy to use online submission and production process enables quick review, approval and publication.
No space constraints
Publishing online means unlimited space for supplementary material including figures, extensive data and video footage.
Citation tracking and inclusion in bibliographic databases
Open access journals are tracked for impact factors and are deposited into bibliographic databases and institutional repositories without any embargo period just as traditional journals.
This journal permits and encourages authors to post items submitted to the journal on personal websites or institutional repositories not prior to but after publication, while providing bibliographic details that credit its publication in this journal.