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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
The Liebert Author Advocacy Program (LAAP) provides valuable membership benefits for open access publication to institutional and funding organizations, and supports global funding mandates. Authors who are affiliated with LAAP member institutions receive all the valuable benefits of Liebert OA article publication, and more. For details, visit our LAAP webpage.
*Please note that PubMed Central (PMC), not the Publisher, has sole control over when the paper is made available on PMC.
Open Access means that articles are made freely available online for anyone to read and download. There are no costs to readers and no need for subscriptions to access content. Publication costs are covered by an article publication charge (APC) which is paid by the author, their institution, or a research funder.
Open Option is an open access service that gives authors the opportunity to publish open access in any one of our traditional subscription journals. Open Option can only be ordered if the article has been accepted by a journal after peer review. Open Option carries an article publication charge (APC) which must be paid by the author or their research funder and/or institution. The APC for Open Option doesn’t replace existing author fees for services like color printing or submission fees.
There are many benefits to ordering Open Option and publishing your article open access.
The benefits of Open Option include:
You can decide to order Open Option at any time before your article is published online. The ideal time to order Open Option is at acceptance of your article by a journal for publication. Please contact email@example.com to order Open Option. You will be asked to fill out a short open access order form and provide payment details to pay for the article publication charge (APC). You can pay by credit card or receive an invoice to be returned with payment or via bank transfer. Please remember that the Open Option APC does not cover or replace existing journal publication fees or submission and page charges.
No, our journals uphold rigorous peer review and are held to the highest scientific publishing standards. All manuscript submissions undergo either a single or double blind peer review and may be rejected by a journal. The APC is only levied when you order Open Option and your article has been accepted for publication in a journal.
APCs are traditionally paid by authors or their institutions. Additionally, many research grants have open access policies in which grantees/authors may use a portion of their grant to pay for open access. Access to funding might be available via your Institutional department or library. If you want to publish open access but your grant does not include open access funds, please get in touch with your funding body. For a list of funders and institutions which have open access policies or mandates, see: http://roarmap.eprints.org or http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/juliet/
The APC for Open Option is standard across all subscription journals; however, it can vary depending on partnerships and author location. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get more information on the Open Option APC and accepted currency.
If you choose to publish open access, you will retain copyright of your article and a Creative Commons license will be applied. CC BY permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly credited. This means that readers may access, share, and re-use your article or elements of your article; however, they must cite or attribute you as the original source.
Commercial use, and reuse, of a Liebert Open Access article is subject to the license type. The CC BY-NC allows the author(s) to retain copyright and noncommercial reuse-rights; however, readers or end users cannot use the article, or elements of the article, for commercial purposes including systematic marketing or commercial publication. Commercial use of the publisher's PDF, and full text, is subject to license fees if the article or content item is published under the CC BY-NC license. Check the copyright line of any Liebert Open Access article or the journal website. You can read more about Creative Commons licenses. End users or authors seeking permission to use content from a CC BY-NC licensed article should contact Karen Ballen for commercial permissions: email@example.com.
The final published version (Version of Record) and author manuscripts of any article published by Liebert Open Access can be posted on research networks like Research Gate and deposited into instructional repositories without an embargo period.
Yes, Liebert Open Access complies with the open access polices from major funders and institutions, including US National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Wellcome Trust, Research Councils UK, and European Commission. It is important to note that Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. is listed as a green publisher in Sherpa/Romeo which means that we comply with funder open access requirements.
If you have more questions please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.