Open Access Policy
At Scifiniti, we uphold an open access policy, ensuring that all articles are accessible to a global readership as gold open access under the Creative Commons CC-BY license (the current version is CC-BY, version 4.0). This license allows copying, remixing, redistribution, and transformation of the material for both commercial and non-commercial purposes, with the condition that proper attribution is given to the author, who retains the article’s copyright.
Publishing an article under an "Open Access" model entails the following:
- Readers are not required to pay any charge to publishers as articles are accessible without price barriers.
- Articles are published as Gold Open Access, immediately available without embargo period.
- Anyone can use, reproduce, or distribute either a portion or an entire article without permission, provided that no substantive errors are introduced and proper credit is given to the original copyright holder, cited as a reference.
- After publication, the author is free to share and publicize the article to his students or colleagues.
Scifiniti publishes all articles under a CC-BY license, allowing unrestricted use for commercial and non-commercial purposes. As a result, special permission is not required to reproduce the entire article or any portion thereof. However, it is essential to note that some articles may contain figures or tables taken from the original copyright holder (publisher or authors). In such cases, permission must be obtained from the relevant publisher or author for the reproduction or reuse of these figures or tables.
Article Processing Charges (APC)
Scifiniti offers cost-effective article processing charges compared to other open-access publishers. Authors or their institutes are responsible for article processing charges, payable only after acceptance of their articles. These charges serve as our primary source of revenue, covering all operational expenses. APCs are typically funded by the authors themselves or through research grants from their institutes or other funding bodies. For Journals’ specific APCs, please visit.
All articles submitted before June 2024 will be published as free open access, with the processing costs covered by the publisher.
Advantages of Open Access Publishing
- Free Access: All articles are freely accessible, enhancing visibility.
- Wider Accessibility and Visibility: Open-access publications are freely accessible to a broader audience without any subscription fees or pay-per-view charges. They also have a higher likelihood to be included in search engines and comprehensive indexing databases.
- Increased Visibility and Impact: Open-access articles often have greater visibility and more frequent citations, enhancing authors’ reputations and the impact of their work.
- Accelerated Research Progress: The open-access model accelerates the dissemination of research, allowing researchers to access and build upon the latest knowledge more quickly, potentially speeding up the research process.
- Adherence to Funders Mandate: Publishing in open access mode aligns with the requirements of many funders, ensuring policy compliance.