Copyright Information

Authors need to submit following completed files to the editorial office by email.

1. Copy right form — Copyright transfer form (Download MS-Word 2007 file)

The re-publishing or sharing of full text (PDF) files of published article on personal webpages, network site, institute site, funding agency portals or any other public domain is strictly restricted. This applies to open access articles as well. Authors are allowed to share the link to full text file on to their colleagues via email or other similar means.

For Authors who wish to make their article Open Access or need to meet the requirements of funding agency

Open Access options to meet your funding agency requirements

Open access is the practice of providing free and unrestricted online access to the products of research. It is dramatically changing the world of scholarly publishing and we’re doing our best to keep up with the changes and provide the best possible publishing options to Authors publishing in ISP journals.

Many funding agencies over the world make it mandatory to provide the published research outcomes as Open access or authors need to submit articles in designated repositories. Agencies allocate separate fund for open access archiving of published research. The agencies include:

United States

US National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Office of Science and Technology (OSTP)

United Kingdom

Wellcome Trust

Research Councils United Kingdom (RCUK)


Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale (INSERM)

European Research Council (ERC)


Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)

Fonds de recherche du Québec — Santé (FRQS)


Australian Research Council (ARC)


Chinese Academy of Sciences

National Natural Science Foundation of China
(中国国家自然科学基金委员会 关于受资助项目科研论文实行开放获取的政策声明)


Department of Science and Technology

Department of Biotechnology

Indian Council for Medical Research

Or other agencies from Authors’ country.

Please refer to the information below to ensure compliance with your funder’s open access policies

Most major funding agencies’ specify one of the below mentioned open access requirements:

> Researchers submit their peer-reviewed journal publication to a journal that offers open access to articles on its website, either immediately or within 12 months; and (or)
> Researchers deposit their peer-reviewed journal publication in a central or institutional repository, where it will be made freely available within 12 months of publication.


The ISP provide authors an opportunity to meet their funding agency requirements through a fees based Open Article program. The standard fixed fees for Open Article is USD 2000 and authors need to pay through Paypal (ID: ). On paying Open Article fees, the authors can publish/submit the final PDF version of article in central repositories or any other portal.


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