Open Access (OA) is the practice of providing unrestricted access via the Internet
to peer-reviewed scholarly journal articles. Open access publication is supported
by authors' institutes or research funding agency by payment of a comparatively
low Article Processing Charge for accepted articles.
SciEP is an open access publisher of its high quality research publications around
the world ensuring that the light of knowledge is disseminated without any interference
and ambiguity to all its users.
External Open Access Resources
Those who are new to the concept of open access might find the following websites
or 'Open Access 101' video informative:
SPARC Open Access 101 Video
Wikipedia article on 'Open Access'
Information Platform Open Access [in English
, in German
and Open Access'
Advantages of Open Access for Authors
- High Visibility and High Availability
- free and unlimited accessibility of the publication over the internet without
- High quality and rigorous peer
review - Open access journals run through a thorough electronic peer-review
process the same way traditional journals do.
- Open Access
publications are more frequently cited - due to their high publicity and availability.
are also more easily searchable in search engines and indexing databases.
- Less Costly - the cost
of editorial processing and editing fee of each accepted paper is charged to authors'
institutes or research funding agency. The cost of processing and the publication
of an article is covered through the one-time payment of an Article Processing Fee
for each accepted article.
- Rapid Publication
- accepted papers are immediately published online.