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​​​​​​Open Access

Hepatology Communications is a fully gold open access journal.

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?

Authors retain copyright for their article. Open access articles will be freely available to read, download and share from the time of publication. Hepatology Communications 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: 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 Hepatology Communications, does this make me compliant with my funding body requirements?

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

Is Hepatology Communications online only?

Yes, Hepatology Communications​ is available online, with no print edition.

How do I subscribe to Hepatology Communications?

Hepatology Communications is an open access journal, so no subscription is needed to read it.

Does Hepatology Communications have clear editorial and ethical policies?

Yes, Hepatology Communications is a member of the Committee of Publication Ethics and adheres to their guidelines. More details on Hepatology Communications editorial and ethical policies can be found in the Instructions for Authors.

Which long-term preservation service(s) is the journal currently archived with?

Hepatology Communications belongs to the CLOCKSS and Portico digital archiving programs.​

Article Processing Charges

Hepatology Communications is an Open Access, peer reviewed journal. Authors of accepted peer-reviewed articles pay an article processing charge (APC) to allow perpetual unrestricted online access to their published article to readers globally, immediately upon publication.

The APC is charged on acceptance of the article and should be paid within 30 days by credit card by the author, funding agency or institution. Payment must be received in full for the article to be published.

Article Types
AASLD Members
​Tier 1: Articles, Review Articles, Experimental Research
Tier 2: Letters, Editorials, Correspondence​​

Hepatology Communications​ offers full or partial equitable waivers for accepted articles from low-income and middle-income economies. Eligibility is based on the Research4Life eligibility criteria​. Countries listed in Group A are eligible for the full waiver and countries listed in Group B are eligible for the partial (50%) waiver. The waiver is automatically applied based on the Corresponding Author's country information provided during submission.

To determine your eligibility, visit the Research4Life criteria page at https://www.research4life.org/access/criteria/

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