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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 (or their author's institution or funders) who pay an open access article-processing charge (APC).

Who retains copyright of the open access articles?
Authors retain copyright for their article, with content licensed under one of two Creative Commons 4.0 licenses.

  • Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs: CC BY-NC-ND. This license allows others to download your works and share them with others as long as they credit you, but they can't change them in any way or use them commercially.
  • Attribution: CC-BY. This license is available to authors funded by RCUK, Wellcome Trust, Austrian Science Fund (FWF), World Health Organization (WFO), and the World Bank and 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.

Why do authors pay article processing charges (APC)?
Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology is an open access, peer-reviewed journal. To provide open access, the journal charges publication fees for each article published. These fees cover the expenses incurred by publication, including the peer review process, journal production and publication, and hosting and archiving fees. Fees vary by article type.

The APCs for Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology are $2,800 USD for a non-ACG member direct submission, $2,600 for an ACG member direct submission, and $2,200 for a transfer from the American Journal of Gastroenterology. Membership will be verified at acceptance.

How do authors pay the article processing charge (APC)?

Payment of the APC will be completed by visiting: Wolters Kluwer's payment site. Upon entering the site for the first time, authors will be prompted to create a user ID and password.

Is it possible to get a discount or a waiver on the article processing charge?

Unfortunately, we are not able to provide APC waivers.

How will readers know articles are open access?
All open access articles will be marked with an icon bearing 'Open Access' 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.

If I publish in Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology, does this make me compliant with my funding body requirements?
Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology's services and policies ensure that authors can fully comply with the public access requirements of major funding bodies worldwide.

Are open access articles indexed?

Yes. A list of indexing and abstracting services that include Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology content is available on the About the Journal page of this website.

What is the difference between free and open access?
'Free' is generic, for any content at no cost, like a website, YouTube videos, free abstracts, or articles that are made free for promotion. Though the content is free to read, reuse and sharing is limited by standard copyright and licensing restrictions that applies to all non-open access content. 'Open access' content is free permanently on all online locations and allows users to link, read, download, store, use, and data-mine the digital content of that article without copyright or licensing restrictions. The open access licenses (the Creative Commons licenses detailed below) set some restrictions on commercial and derivative uses of open access content.

Is Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology online only?
Yes, Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology is only available online, with no print edition.

How do I subscribe to Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology?
Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology is an open access journal, so there is no subscription.