Wolters Kluwer provides several options to support open access to articles published the Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics (JPO).

Hybrid Open Access
Wolters Kluwer’s hybrid open access option is available to authors whose funding institutions require publication as open access, as well as to authors of accepted articles who choose to pay the article process charge (APC) and sign the accompanying License to Publish, which assigns copyright to the author via Creative Commons licensing. Articles published as Open Access will be available online for perpetual access to read and re-use. Authors who choose to have their articles published as Open Access in JPO will not have the OA article indexed in PubMed Central (PMC) because JPO is currently not indexed in MEDLINE®.

The article processing charge options for Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics can be found online at​. The publication fee 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 open access.

AUTHORS RETAIN COPYRIGHT: Authors retain their copyright for all articles they opt to publish open access. Authors grant LWW a license to publish the article and identify itself as the original publisher.

CREATIVE COMMONS LICENSE: Articles opting for open access will be freely available to read, download and share from the time of publication. Articles are published under the terms of the Creative Commons License Attribution-NonCommercial No Derivative 4.0 which allows readers to disseminate and reuse the article, as well as share and reuse of the scientific material. It does not permit commercial exploitation or the creation of derivative works without specific permission. To view a copy of this license visit:

Public Access
A number of research funding agencies now require or request authors to submit the post-print (the article after peer review and acceptance but not the final published article) to a repository that is accessible online by all without charge. As a service to our authors, LWW identifies to the National Library of Medicine (NLM) articles that require deposit and transmits the post-print of an article based on research funded in whole or in part by the National Institutes of Health, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, or other funding agencies to PMC. The revised Copyright Transfer Agreement provides the mechanism. LWW ensures that authors can fully comply with the public access requirements of major funding bodies worldwide.

Additional information on LWW Journals and Institution Funders, including NIH Public Access Policy, can be found here:​

RCUK and Wellcome funded authors can choose to publish their paper as Open Access with the payment of an article process charge (gold route), or opt for their accepted manuscript to be deposited (green route) into PMC with an embargo. With both the gold and green open access options, the author will continue to sign the Copyright Transfer Agreement (CTA) as it provides the mechanism for LWW to ensure that the author is fully compliant with the requirements. After signature of the CTA, the author will then sign a License to Publish where they will then own the copyright. Those authors who wish to publish their article via the gold route will be able to publish under the terms of the Attribution 4.0 (CCBY) License. To view of a copy of this license visit: http://creativecom​ Those authors who wish to publish their article via the green route will be able to publish under the rights of the Attribution Non-Commercial 4.0 (CCBY NC) license ( 

It is the responsibility of the author to inform the Editorial Office and/or LWW that they have RCUK funding. LWW will not be held responsible for retroactive deposits to PMC if the author has not completed the proper forms.

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