Public Science Framework offers a broad range of author options, enabling authors to publish their material in quality open access journals with a high degree of peer review integrity. The journals are open access, which means that all content is available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author.
The high availability and visibility
Open access articles are guaranteed through the free and unlimited accessibility of the publication over the Internet. Everyone can freely access and download the full text of all articles published with Public Science Framework: readers of open access journals, i.e., mostly other researchers, do not need to pay any subscription or pay-per-view charges to read articles published by Public Science Framework. Open access publications are also more likely to be included in search engines and indexing databases.
Lower publishing costs
Open access publishers cover their costs for editorial handling and editing of a paper by charging authors or authors' institutes or research funding agencies. The cost of handling and producing an article is covered through the one-time payment of an article processing charge (APC) for each accepted article. The APCs of open access publishers are only a fraction of the average income per paper earned by traditional, subscription-based publishers.
Discounts for authors in developing regions
The Article Processing Charges are very low in Public Science Framework comparing with the publishers in the same industry like us. While authors from developing countries are still entitled to a discount of the normal Article Processing Charges, which can greatly help authors from developing countries to disseminate their intellectual work.
Rapid online publication
Articles in Public Science Framework's open access journals are achieved by online-only availability. Accepted articles are typically published online more rapidly in Public Science Framework journals than those of traditional, subscription-based and printed journals are.
Copyright on any research article in a journal published by Public Science Framework is retained by the author(s)
The majority of Public Science Framework journals publish open access articles under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
) which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
The Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY) allows users to copy, distribute and transmit an article, adapt the article and make commercial use of the article. The CC BY license permits commercial and non-commercial re-use of an open access article, as long as the author is properly attributed.
Copyright on any research article published by a Public Science Framework journal is retained by the author(s). Authors grant Public Science Framework a license to publish the article and identify itself as the original publisher. Authors also grant any third party the right to use the article freely as long as its original authors, citation details and publisher are identified.
Use of the article in whole or part in any medium requires attribution suitable in form and content. Links to the final article on Public Science Framework’s website are encouraged where applicable.
The Creative Commons Attribution License does not affect the moral rights of authors, including without limitation to the right not to have their work subjected to derogatory treatment. It also does not affect any other rights held by authors or third parties in the article, including without limitation to the rights of privacy and publicity. Use of the article must not assert or imply, whether implicitly or explicitly, any connection with, endorsement or sponsorship of such use by the author, publisher or any other party associated with the article.
For any reuse or distribution, users must include the copyright notice and make clear to others that the article is made available under a Creative Commons Attribution license, linking to the relevant Creative Commons web page. Users may impose no restrictions on use of the article other than those imposed by the Creative Commons Attribution license.
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