Open Access Information and Policy
IEET Open Access Information and Policy
All articles published by the IEET are made immediately available worldwide under an open access license. This means:
- everyone has free and unlimited access to the full-text of all articles published in IEET journals;
- everyone is free to re-use the published material if proper accreditation/citation of the original publication is given;
- open access publication is supported by the IEET, there are no costs to either authors or readers.
No special permission is required to reuse all or part of articles published by the IEET, including figures and tables. For articles published under an open access Creative Common CC BY license, any part of the article may be reused without permission provided that the original article is clearly cited. Reuse of an article does not imply endorsement by the authors or IEET.
External Open Access Resources
Those who are new to the concept of open access might find the following websites or 'Open Access 101' video informative:
Wikipedia article on 'Open Access'
Peter Suber's 'Open Access Overview'
Information Platform Open Access [in English, in German]
SHERPA's 'Authors and Open Access'
Meaning of Open Access
In accordance with major definitions of open access in scientific literature (namely the Budapest, Berlin, and Bethesda declarations), IEET defines open access by the following conditions:
- peer-reviewed literature is freely available without subscription or price barriers,
- literature is immediately released in open access format (no embargo period), and
- published material can be re-used without obtaining permission as long as a correct citation to the original publication is given.
IEET publishes articles under the Creative Commons Attribution License and are now using the latest version of the CC BY license, which grants authors the most extensive rights.
This means that all articles published in IEET journals, including data, graphics, and supplements, can be linked from external sources, scanned by search engines, re-used by text mining applications or websites, blogs, etc. free of charge under the sole condition of proper accreditation of the source and original publisher. The IEET believes that open access publishing fosters the exchange of research results amongst scientists from different disciplines, thus facilitating interdisciplinary research. Open access publishing also provides access to research results to researchers worldwide, including those from developing countries, and to an interested general public. Although the IEET publishes all of its articles under the open access model, we believe that open access is an enriching part of the scholarly communication process that can and should co-exist with other forms of communication and publication, such as society-based publishing and conferencing activities.
Important Note: some articles (especially Reviews) may contain figures, tables or text taken from other publications, for which the IEET does not hold the copyright or the right to re-license the published material. Please note that you should inquire with the original copyright holder (usually the original publisher or authors), whether or not this material can be re-used.
Advantages of Open Access for Authors
The High Availability and Visibility of our open access articles is guaranteed through the free and unlimited accessibility of the publication over the Internet. Everyone can freely access and download the full text of all articles published with the IEET: readers of open access journals, i.e., mostly other researchers, do not need to pay any subscription or pay-per-view charges to read articles published by the IEET. Open access publications are also more likely to be included in search engines and indexing databases.
The Higher Citation Impact of open access articles results from their high publicity and availability. Open access publications are demonstrably more frequently cited .
Faster Publication in the IEET's open access journals is achieved by online-only availability. Accepted articles are typically published online more rapidly in IEET journals than those of traditional, subscription-based and printed journals are.
Authors are permitted and encouraged to submit the following versions of their paper to their institutional or another repository of their choice:
- Submitted version
- Accepted version (Author Accepted Manuscript)
- Published version (Version of Record)
Links and Notes
 Open access citation impact advantage: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_access#Authors_and_researchers. For example, a standard research paper "Shutalev, A.D.; Kishko, E.A.; Sivova, N.V.; Kuznetsov, A.Y. Molecules 1998, 3, 100-106" has been cited 51 times, the highest number among all the papers published so far by the same author.