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Open Access Publishing Choices: FAQs

Information about Open Access publishing, Read and publish agreements, the Open Access Publication Scheme, and Author Accepted Manuscripts.

Frequently Asked Questions

 

What are SCImargo Journal Rank (SJR) Quartiles?  They measure the influence of journals by the number of citations received and the prestige of the journals where the citations come from. SJR’s are broken into 4 Quartiles Q1 being the highest. 
What is a Gold open access journal?  A journal that is Open Access to all. An article-processing charge is attached. 
What is a Hybrid open access journal?  A journal that is a mixture of open access and subscription. An article-processing charge is attached. 
What is an Article-processing Charge (APC)?  The charges associated with publishing your research output. 
What is an Authors Accepted Manuscripts (AAM)?  The copy of your research output that has been peer-reviewed, but before typesetting to the publisher's layout or allotted a journal issue number.