Ashdin Publishing Open Access Policy

Ashdin Publishing Strongly Supports Open Access

Ashdin Publishing is committed to the dissemination of research results to the global community as widely as possible, and strongly supports the Open Access Initiative.

Abstracts and full texts of all journal articles published by Ashdin Publishing are made permanently freely accessible to everyone upon publication. All journal articles are published in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC-BY) license. This license allows authors to retain copyright but allows any user to share, copy, distribute, transmit, adapt and make commercial use of the work without the need to provide additional permission, provided appropriate attribution is made to the original author or source.

Submitting Articles to Ashdin Journals

Authors preparing articles for submission to Ashdin journals may include material (e.g. figures or tables) from previously published work. In such cases, it is necessary to seek approval from the author or publisher owning the copyright of the published material if the material was published outside of the CC-BY 3.0 framework. Authors seeking permission to reproduce or adapt previously published material are required to make it clear (when seeking permission) that their article will be published on a CC-BY basis.

Ashdin Publishing and The NIH Mandate

Ashdin Publishing supports the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) Public Access Policy. All peer-reviewed articles published in Ashdin journals and arising from NIH-funded research will be submitted to PubMed Central, and will be made publicly available no later than 12 months after the date of publication. Ashdin journal authors may post the accepted version of their articles by NIH grant- holders to PubMed Central upon acceptance.