Open Access Policy

The iScienceIn publishes high quality contents and encouragingly support the availability of contents through open access towards the greater cause of research development.

The contents published are provided through following Open Access or Free Access:

University Academic Institute Library supported

The iScienceIn have a strong view that research publishing via Open Access or Free Access should be supported by Universities and Academic Institute Libraries through the subscription of journal contents. In line with that, The ScienceIn provide all contents, articles with free access to all researchers throughout world for the contents, articles published by the authors (corresponding / first author) belonging to the university, institute where the subscription for respective journal is active.

Librarians: Librarians are encouraged to subscribe to the The iScienceIn journals as details provided on Subscription page to make all articles from your University Institute freely available for everyone (authors from your Institute do not have to pay any fees then for publishing their articles) and support our effort towards making the contents free for all.

Authors: The publishing authors may check the status of subscription in their institute library and inform the editorial office for making the published article with free access. The authors are advised to recommend the journals for subscription in their institute library in advance to avail this opportunity.

Funding Agency supported

The ScienceIn supports the requirements of all and different funding agencies throughout world (like NIH and others) towards publishing the contents with open access and also depositing the contents in respective repositories. The authors having the grants from funding agencies can publish their article with open access by paying the requisite open access fees.

Open Access Fees: Rs 12,000 /- , to be paid via UPI, Wallets, PayTM, GooglePay, Paypal at the time of publishing (contact editorial office for payment details).

Authors supported

The ScienceIn makes sure the economics/finances should not come as a restriction in the way of publishing of ‘good research’ and also assures authors that it stands with them for greater cause of community. The ScienceIn journals publish research with subscription (authors do not pay any processing fees etc.). Still Authors willing to publish their article with open access and having NO grant/funding source may do that either by recommending the journal for subscription in their institute library (see above) or by paying the highly discounted fees (contact editorial office for discount or waiver of fees).

Open access fees: as above.

HINARI (WHO) free access

The iScienceIn provide its journal contents for free to all low economy countries via HINARI ( a WHO initiative ) as a social responsibility for demographic availability and development of research. Readers may check the HINARI for access and eligibility of their country for availability of contents.

Below is the information provided for articles published before January 2020.

iScienceIn encourages and supports the Open Access Publishing of the research. iScienceIn 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 upto 30 – 60 days from publication or longer at discretion of publisher (vary journal to journal)).
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 with copyright to iScienceIn.
5. Sharing: Unrestricted Link to article sharing on public platforms (see below for details).
6. Available for journals: Open Access or Subscription or hybrid journals.
7. Authors free to recommend (to avail Golden open access free) iScienceIn  journals to institute/university 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 full text publicly via a scholarly communication network (researchgate, linkedIn etc.) No No
Share link to full text on iScienceIn article page publicly via a scholarly communication network (researchgate, linkedIn etc.) Yes Yes
Share article publicly via a personal website, institutional repository or other not-for-profit repository No Yes