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Open Access

What is Open Access?
Open access (OA) is the practice of providing unrestricted access via the Internet to peer-reviewed scholarly research. Open access journals provide 'gold' open access, meaning immediate open access to all of their articles on the publisher's website. 'Gold' open access for individual articles is funded by authors, institutions, funders, or sponsors who pay an open access article-processing charge (APC) after acceptance.

How will readers know articles are open access?
All open access articles will be marked with an icon bearing 'Open' on the full-text and PDF formats of the published work, and information on the type of creative commons license will be available on all article formats and listed in the article metadata.

Who retains copyright of the open access articles?
Cardiology Plus will retain the copyright of the content it publishes. Open access articles will be freely available to read, download and share from the time of publication. Cardiology Plus publishes articles under the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Non Derivative 4.0 license. If your research is funded by one of the following parties who requires a CCBY license, you may opt for the Creative Commons Attribution CC-BY 4.0 license.

National Institutes of Health Research (NIHR)
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Charity Open Access Fund (COAF)
Department of Health (DH)
International Development Research Centre
Research Councils UK (RCUK)
Wellcome Trust
Austrian Science Fund (FWF)
Swedish Research Council
World Health Organization (WHO)
World Bank
Worldwide Cancer Research
Yorkshire Cancer Research
Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs: CC BY-NC-ND

This license is the most restrictive of the six main licenses, only allowing others to download your works and share it with others as long as they credit you, but they can't change the work in any way or use it commercially.

Attribution: CC-BY

This license lets others distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon your work, even commercially, as long as they credit you for the original creation. This is the most accommodating of licenses offered.

If I publish in Cardiology Plus, does this make me compliant with my funding body requirements?

Cardiology Plus 's services and policies ensure that authors can fully comply with the public access requirements of major funding bodies worldwide.

How do I subscribe to Cardiology Plus?
Cardiology Plus is an open access journal, so no subscription is needed to read it.​

Does Cardiology Plus have clear editorial and ethical policies?
Yes, Cardiology Plus is a member of the Committee of Publication Ethics and adheres to their guidelines. More details on Cardiology Plus’s editorial and ethical policies can be found in the Instructions for Auhors.

Article Publishing Charge

​Every article appearing in this journal will be published open access. This means that the article is universally and freely accessible via the internet in perpetuity, in an easily readable format immediately after publication. All articles published in Cardiology Plus are No Article Publishing Charge (NAPC). The Editorial Office of Cardiology Plus will pay to make the articles open access.