|Open Access Policy|
Research Policy on Submission of Papers to Open Access Sites
agencies now ask or require that copies of published papers written with
support from their funding be placed in open access repositories, where they
will be available without cost. In some cases, journal editors are being asked
to ensure that the papers posted on a specific website accurately represent the
papers published in their journals.
To ensure the
integrity of the papers published on open access sites, including personal, departmental
and institutional sites, Radiation Research, with the approval of the Radiation
Research Society Council, has established a policy requiring that every paper
submitted to open access repositories or websites be a PDF of the final paper that
has been obtained from the Journal through the payment of page charges. For
papers that are in press, authors who pay page charges will receive a PDF (authors may also obtain both a PDF and reprints for
an additional charge). For papers that have already been published, authors who
paid page charges and received reprints may purchase a PDF at a nominal cost; a
PDF will be provided upon request to authors who paid page charges but did not
order reprints. Authors who did not pay page charges prior to publication must
pay the page charges if they wish to obtain a PDF.
Authors should note that the costs of page charges cover only about one third of the cost of processing and publishing their manuscripts. The remainder of the publication costs are recovered through subscription costs, advertising, and other sources. Because of this, the costs of page charges in Radiation Research are far less than the mandatory publication charges assessed by "open access” journals.