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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, institutions, funders, or sponsors who pay an open access article-processing charge (APC) after acceptance.

What types of articles will HemaSphere publish?
HemaSphere publishes Original Research, Reviews, Guidelines, and shorter articles including letters, perspectives, ​editorials, as well as HemaTopics (authored by our Scientific Editors), and HemaPolicy papers. 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 number of figure pieces. Please visit the Instructions for Authors for more information.

How will readers know articles are open access?
All open access articles are 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 for their article. Open access articles will be freely available to read, download and share from the time of publication. HemaSphere provides authors the choice of applying any of the Creative Commons 4.0 licenses defined below, to be determined after acceptance.
  • 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-NonCommerical-ShareAlike: CC BY-NC-SA
    This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work noncommercially, as long as they credit you and license their new creations under the identical terms.
  • Attribution-NonCommercial: CC BY-NC
    This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work noncommercially, and although their new works must also acknowledge you and be noncommercial, they don't have to license their derivative works on the same terms.
  • Attribution-NoDerivs: CC BY-ND
    This license allows for redistribution, commercial and noncommercial, of your work as long as it is passed along unchanged and in whole, with credit to you.
  • Attribution-ShareAlike: CC BY-SA
    This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work even for commercial purposes, as long as they credit you and license their new creations under the identical terms. All new works based on yours will carry the same license, so any derivatives will also allow commercial use.
  • 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 HemaSphere, does this make me compliant with my funding body requirements?
HemaSphere's services and policies ensure that authors can fully comply with the public access requirements of major funding bodies worldwide.

Is HemaSphere online only?
Yes, HemaSphere is available online, with no print edition.

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

Does HemaSphere have an impact factor? Is HemaSphere indexed in PubMed Central?
Yes. HemaSphere is proud to have received 2021 Journal Impact Factor™ (JIF) of 8.3. The journal is also fully indexed in the PubMed Central (PMC) database, as well as the following Clarivate Analytics' categories: SCIENCE CITATION INDEX EXPANDED – Hematology; and CC/CLINICAL MEDICINE – Hematology.

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