Open Access Policy
Open Access is defined as a mechanism to make available literature on the public internet freely and permitting the users to read, download or copy and use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself. Open access is a new step in the digital publishing arena where the author's intrinsic merit of research and scholarly contributions is made available online without any specific charges.
Open Access allows everyone using Acquaint scholarly journals to copy, distribute and transmit the work freely without any financial or legal barrier.
It provides an opportunity for the Authors to learn from the previous research and line up an innovative extension to the past scholarly published works.
Open Access enables the authors to use the available information for viable and marketable purposes; however, it is their ethical responsibility to cite the original creator and composer of the work.
Open Access mechanism ease-out unrestricted access to any published literature online. The full text of Open Access publications can be freely read over the public internet.
Open Access has also opened a new avenue in the field of learning and experience with the help of free scholarly publications. When the readership scope increases for the publications, it directly enhances the impact of the articles which helps the authors in getting citations credits.
Open Access is a medium to provide an opportunity for the improvement of scientific quality assurance by not only being fully compatible with traditional peer review, but also enabling public, collaborative, or community peer review.
The interactive forums and discussions are more flexible in Open Access thus helping the scientific community to facilitate quality improvement of scientific publications.
Through Open Access publication, authors benefit in a number of ways:
- Easy and immediate Online access.
- Standards of high-quality, rapid peer-review and production.
- Enhances the visibility and presence of the author due to free dissemination and frequent citations.
- Licensing and re-use policy through Creative Commons license (CC-BY).
- High Impact factor and chances of getting cited thus enhance the author′s research profile.