The Journal of Innovative Biology (JIB) is following the guidelines made available by Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI). As per the BOAI the definition of Open Access is:
“By “open access” to this literature, we mean its free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself. The only constraint on reproduction and distribution, and the only role for copyright in this domain, should be to give authors control over the integrity of their work and the right to be properly acknowledged and cited.”
With reference to OASIS website (http://www.openoasis.org ) the Open Access is the immediate, online, free availability of research results without the severe restrictions on use commonly imposed by publisher copyright agreements. It is definitely not vanity publishing or self-publishing, nor about the literature might that scholars normally expect to be paid for, such as books for which they hope to earn royalty payments. It concerns the results that scholars normally give away free to be published – peer-reviewed journal articles, conference papers and datasets of various kinds.”
More information on Open Access:
- The Open Access Scholarly Information Sourcebook (OASIS) at http://www.openoasis.org/ and Open Access Week athttp://www.openaccessweek.org provide a lot of information for better understanding of OA.
- A brief summary of OA