Open Access Policy

ISP encourages and supports the Open Access Publishing of the research. ISP has adopted following open access policies for contents published in the journals.
1. Green Open Access (Partial) 2. Golden Open Access (Full)

Green Open Access (Partial)

1. Accepted manuscript and published articles are freely available in an online repository on publisher/journal platform immediately after acceptance/online publication.
2. The published article remain Open Access on publisher site for specific time (generally 3 – 5 years from publication or longer at discretion of publisher).
3. Changes: Authors do not pay any charges.
4. Copyright: transferred to publisher.
5. Sharing: Full text sharing on public platforms restricted (see below for details).
6. Available for journals: Subscription or hybrid journals (or designated open access journals).
7. Authors need to recommend the ISP journals in Institute library and get processed for subscription.

Golden Open Access (Full Supported)

This Open Access is for articles which are supported by payment of APC either by Authors or by subscription of respective journal in institution or by funding agency.

Corresponding Authors may check the status of subscription of respective journal in their institution at the time of publication and inform the publisher/copyeditor for assigning the Golden Open Access to their article.

Or Authors having funds to support the APC are encouraged to publish their article by Golden Open Access.

Under Golden Open Access

1. Accepted manuscript and published articles freely available in an online repository on publisher/journal platform.
2. The published article remain Open Access on publisher site for ever.
3. Changes: APC payable by authors OR supported by Institutional Subscriptions of journals.
4. Copyright: Articles published under Creative Commons 4 license.
5. Sharing: Unrestricted Full text sharing on public platforms (see below for details).
6. Available for journals: Open Access or Subscription or hybrid journals.
7. Authors free to recommend (or not) ISP journals to library for subscription.

Sharing of Published articles

Green Open Access Golden Open Access
Share with individuals on request, for personal use Yes Yes
Use for teaching or training materials Yes Yes
Use in submissions of grant applications, or academic requirements such as theses or dissertations Yes Yes
Use in submissions of grant applications, or academic requirements such as theses or dissertations Yes Yes
Share publicly via a scholarly communication network (researchgate, iscience.in, linkedIn etc.) No Yes
Share publicly via a personal website, institutional repository or other not-for-profit repository No Yes
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