Open Access Policy
Research Valley strictly follows the open access regulations set by COPE and Bethesda Statement on Open Access Publishing.
As per Bethesda Statement on Open Access Publishing, An Open Access Publication is one that meets the following two conditions:
“1. The author(s) and copyright holder(s) grant(s) to all users a free, irrevocable, worldwide, perpetual right of access to, and a license to copy, use, distribute, transmit and display the work publicly and to make and distribute derivative works, in any digital medium for any responsible purpose, subject to proper attribution of authorship as well as the right to make small numbers of printed copies for their personal use.
2. A complete version of the work and all supplemental materials, including a copy of the permission as stated above, in a suitable standard electronic format is deposited immediately upon initial publication in at least one online repository that is supported by an academic institution, scholarly society, government agency, or other well-established organization that seeks to enable open access, unrestricted distribution, interoperability, and long-term archiving (for the biomedical sciences, PubMed Central is such a repository).”
Open access is a property of individual works, not necessarily journals or publishers.
Community standards, rather than copyright law, will continue to provide the mechanism for enforcement of proper attribution and responsible use of the published work, as they do now.
“After 1 January 2020 scientific publications on the results from research funded by public grants provided by national and European research councils and funding bodies, must be published in compliant Open Access Journals or on compliant Open Access Platforms.”
- Authors will retain copyright.
- Content will be published under an open license which fulfils the requirements defined by the Berlin Declaration.
- All scientists should be able to publish Open Access even if they have limited means.
- Publications fees should be standardised or capped.
- The hybrid model of publishing is not compliant with the principles.