Open Access

   As per the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI), ‘Open Access’ (to scholarly literature) is “free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself”.

IJRES 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 should be given to the original publication as well as the author.

“Reproduction is permitted for only noncommercial purposes”. From 2014 IJRES started to publish articles under the Creative Commons Attribution License external link and are now using the latest version of the CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license, which grants authors the most extensive rights.

This means that all articles published in IJRES, including data, graphics, and supplements, can be linked from external sources, scanned by search engines, re-used by text mining applications or websites, blogs free of charge under the sole condition of proper accreditation of the source and original publisher. IJRES 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 an interested general public.

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 SSRG International Journals: 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 IJRES.

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.