Open Access Policy

This journal operates at a Gold Standard level of open access. It 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. It complies with open access funding body policies and also encourages the publication of research data. There is no embargo on the journal’s publications. Submission and acceptance dates, along with publication dates, are made available on the PDF format for each paper.

Authors of articles published remain the copyright holders and grant third parties the right to use, reproduce, and share the article according to the Creative Commons license agreement.

Authors are encouraged to publish their data in recommended repositories. For a list of generic and subject specific repositories that meet our peer review criteria, see here.