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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.

What types of articles will ENVIRONMENTAL EPIDEMIOLOGY publish?
ENVIRONMENTAL EPIDEMIOLOGY publishes Original Research, Review Articles, Meta-Analyses, Editorials, Commentaries, and Correspondences. To enhance quality, readability and to be more competitive with other leading scientific journals, all manuscripts must conform to word-count standards for article length, references, and limited number of figure pieces. Please visit the Author Instructions for more information.

Why do authors pay article-processing charges (APC)?
ENVIRONMENTAL EPIDEMIOLOGY is an open access, peer-reviewed scholarly 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 APC is charged on acceptance of the article and should be paid within 30 days by the author, funding agency or institution. Payment must be received in full for the article to be published.

  TierArticle TypeArticle Processing Charge*
 Tier 1- Original Research
- Review Articles
- Meta-Analyses
- Editorials​​
- Commentaries
US $1200
  Tier 2- CorrespondenceUS $500

*ISEE Membership benefits include discounted APC rates (member ID required for validation). Become a member​.

What costs does the article-processing charge (APC) cover?
As costs are involved in every stage of the publication process, from peer review to copy editing and hosting the final article on dedicated servers, authors will be asked to pay an APC in order for their article to be published open access. By paying the APC, authors can post the final, published PDF of their article on a non-commercial web site, institutional repository or other non-commercial free public server, immediately on publication.

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?
Authors retain copyright of their content. Open access articles will be freely available to read, download and share from the time of publication. ENVIRONMENTAL EPIDEMIOLOGY publishes articles under the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Non Derivative 4.0 license. If your research is funded by an organization who requires a CCBY license, you may opt for the Creative Commons Attribution CC-BY 4.0 license.

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 ENVIRONMENTAL EPIDEMIOLOGY, does this make me compliant with my funding body requirements?
ENVIRONMENTAL EPIDEMIOLOGY's services and policies ensure that authors can fully comply with the public access requirements of major funding bodies worldwide.

Is ENVIRONMENTAL EPIDEMIOLOGY online only?​
Yes, ENVIRONMENTAL EPIDEMIOLOGY is available online, with no print edition.

How do I subscribe to ENVIRONMENTAL EPIDEMIOLOGY?
ENVIRONMENTAL EPIDEMIOLOGY is an open access journal, so no subscription is needed to read it.

Does ENVIRONMENTAL EPIDEMIOLOGY have an impact factor? Is ENVIRONMENTAL EPIDEMIOLOGY indexed in PubMed Central or Medline?
As a brand-new journal, ENVIRONMENTAL EPIDEMIOLOGY does not yet have an Impact Factor and is not yet included in PubMed Central or Medline. As soon as the required application criteria are met, the journal will submit applications. When accepted, indexing will occur retroactive​ly. Similarly, when application criteria are met, ENVIRONMENTAL EPIDEMIOLOGY will apply for an Impact Factor. 

Does ENVIRONMENTAL EPIDEMIOLOGY have clear editorial and ethical policies?
Yes, ENVIRONMENTAL EPIDEMIOLOGY is a member of the Committee of Publication Ethics and adheres to their guidelines. More details on ENVIRONMENTAL EPIDEMIOLOGY's editorial and ethical policies can be found in the Information for Authors.​