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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 Journal of Psychosocial Oncology Research & Practice publish?
Journal of Psychosocial Oncology Research & Practice publishes Original Research, Reviews, Guidelines, and shorter articles including case reports, letter to the editor and editorials.

Why do authors pay article-processing charges (APC)?
Journal of Psychosocial Oncology Research & Practice 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.

Article types IPOS members Non-members
Tier 1: original articles, reviews & guidelines$800

$1,000

Tier 2: short articles, case reports, editorials $400

$500


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 for their article. Open access articles will be freely available to read, download and share from the time of publication. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology Research & Practice 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 Journal of Psychosocial Oncology Research & Practice, does this make me compliant with my funding body requirements?
Journal of Psychosocial Oncology Research & Practice's services and policies ensure that authors can fully comply with the public access requirements of major funding bodies worldwide.

Is Journal of Psychosocial Oncology Research & Practice online only?
Yes, Journal of Psychosocial Oncology Research & Practice is available online, with no print edition.

How do I subscribe to Journal of Psychosocial Oncology Research & Practice?
Journal of Psychosocial Oncology Research & Practice is an open access journal, so no subscription is needed to read it.

Does Journal of Psychosocial Oncology Research & Practice have an impact factor? Is Journal of Psychosocial Oncology Research & Practice indexed in PubMed Central or Medline?
As a brand-new journal, Journal of Psychosocial Oncology Research & Practice 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 apply for indexing in these databases. When accepted, indexing will occur retroactively. Similarly, when application criteria are met, Journal of Psychosocial Oncology Research & Practice will apply for an Impact Factor.

Does Journal of Psychosocial Oncology Research & Practice have clear editorial and ethical policies?

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