Open Access Policy

This journal publishes immediate open access peer reviewed research articles in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.    Our belief is that immediate open access to all with on-line access strives toward greater knowledge exchange and we support this.    

Open Access means:

  • faster and more widespread dissemination of research results and ideas
  • likely greater research impact and citation advantage
  • fostering an inclusive research environment


The journal is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) License

As stated in the link below, this license enables the public:

  • to Share — to copy, distribute and transmit the work
  • to Remix — to adapt the work
  • to make commercial use of the work

Full details of this license can be accessed at:


Funding Agencies

This journal is in accordance with the Gold Standard Open Access requirements of funding agencies such as Research Council of the United Kingdom (RCUK).