Open Access Policy
Open-access journals are scholarly journals that are available online to the reader "without financial, legal, or technical
barriers. Some are subsidized, and some require payment on behalf of the author. Subsidized journals are financed by an
academic institution, learned society or a government information center; those requiring payment are typically financed by
money made available to researchers for the purpose from a public or private funding agency, as part of a research grant.
Types of Open Access
|White Literature||White literature is peer reviewed, published articles.|
|Grey Literature||Grey literature is preprints or internal 'know-how' material.|
|Preprints||Preprints are articles that are pre-peer-review.|
|Postprints||Postprints are articles that are post-peer-review.|
|eprints||eprints can be either preprints or postprints in electronic form.|
|Green Route||The author can self archive at the time of submission whether the publication is grey literature, peer reviewed journal publication, peer reviewed conference proceedings or a monograph.|
|Golden Route||The author or author's institution can pay a fee to the publisher at the time of publication, the publisher thereafter making the material available "free" at the point of access.|
In successively looser senses, open-access journals may be considered as:
|Journals entirely open access|
|Journals with research articles open access (hybrid open-access journals)|
|Journals with some research articles open access (hybrid open-access journals)|
|Journals with some articles open access and the other delayed access|
|Journals with delayed open access (delayed open-access journals)|
|Journals permitting self-archiving of articles|
High Availability and High Visibility of open access articles is guaranteed through the free and unlimited accessibility of
the publication over the Internet without any restrictions. Everyone can freely access and download the full-text of all
articles published with IJESET. Readers, mostly other researchers, of open access journals do not need to pay any
subscription or pay-per-view charges to read articles published by IJESET. open access publications are also more easily
included and searchable in search engines and indexing databases.
Less Costly — Open Access Publishers cover their costs for editorial handling and editing of a paper by charging
authors' institutes or research funding agency. The cost of handling and the production of an article are covered through the
one-time payment of nominal publication fee for each accepted article.
Financing Open-Access Journals
Fee-based open-access journals require payment on behalf of the author. The money might come from the author but
more often comes from the author's research grant or employer.
Why does IJESET have article publication charges (APC)
IJESET is published in full open access format. The scientific community and the general public can unlimitedly and
immediately access all content published in our journals for free as soon as it is published on the Internet. This means that
IJESET does not have any income from selling subscriptions to print or online versions of its journals or from charging
"pay-per-view" fees. Therefore, IJESET needs to defray its editorial and production costs by collecting processing charges
from authors' institutes or research funding bodies. IJESET is committed to keep its open access publication charges at a
minimum level. Already now, IJESET's charges—if calculated per page—are much lower than the revenues per published
page that traditional, subscription-based academic publishers can generate.