Open Access : International Journal of Women's Dermatology

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All articles published in International Journal of Women's Dermatology are open access. Articles are freely available to read, download, and share from the time of publication. Licensing restrictions are limited by use of a Creative Commons license. To provide open access, the journal charges an Article Processing Charge for each article accepted and published. The APC covers the expenses incurred by publication, including but not limited to the journal production and publication, and perpetual hosting and archiving fees. APC rates vary by article type. To learn more, please see the below FAQs and visit our Open Access website​.

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 International Journal of Women's Dermatology publish?

International Journal of Women's Dermatology publishes full original articles, overviews and short Reports, Case Reports, Editorials, Letters to the Editor, Case Letters, Research Letters, Pearls, Ethics, and Images in Women's Dermatology. 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)?

International Journal of Women's Dermatology 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.

Tier

Article Type

Article Processing Charge

Tier 1

  • Original Research
  • Women's Health Highlight
  • Review

US $1600 (non-members)
US $800 (WDS members*)

Tier 2

  • Art of Prevention
  • Case Letters
  • Research Letters
  • Pearls
  • Ethics
  • Images in Women's Dermatology
  • Editorial
  • Letter to the Editor

US $800 (non-members)
US $400 (WDS members*)

*Current promotional discounts on Article-Processing Charges (APC): 50% discount for WDS members who are authors of a manuscript) and are verified members at the time of submission​. Offer valid until December 31, 2022.

International Journal of Women's Dermatology 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/

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. International Journal of Women's Dermatology provides authors the choice of applying any of the Creative Commons 4.0 licenses as defined below:

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.

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.​​

If I publish in International Journal of Women's Dermatology, does this make me compliant with my funding body requirements?

International Journal of Women's Dermatology 's services and policies ensure that authors can fully comply with the public access requirements of major funding bodies worldwide.

Is International Journal of Women's Dermatology online only?
Yes, International Journal of Women's Dermatology is available online, with no print edition.

How do I subscribe to International Journal of Women's Dermatology?

International Journal of Women's Dermatology is an open access journal, so no subscription is needed to read it.

Does International Journal of Women's Dermatology have an impact factor? Is International Journal of Women's Dermatology indexed in PubMed Central or Medline?
The journal is indexed by PubMed Central, SCOPUS and DOAJ. When application criteria are met, International Journal of Women's Dermatology will apply for an Impact Factor.

Does International Journal of Women's Dermatology have clear editorial and ethical policies?

Yes, International Journal of Women's Dermatology is a member of the Committee of Publication Ethics and adheres to their guidelines. More details on International Journal of Women's Dermatology's editorial and ethical policies can be found in the Instructions for Authors.