Open access options

This journal offers authors two choices to publish their research:

Open Access (1)Subscription (2)
Articles are freely available to both subscribers and the wider public with the terms of permitted reuse defined by the user license (see the User Rights section below).Articles are only available to subscribers. Articles may also be available free or at a low cost to selected groups through our access programs.
Authors or their research funders must pay an open access publication fee.No open access publication fee.

Whether you choose the open access or subscription route will have no effect on the peer review process or acceptance of your submission.

Details on Open Access Articles (1)

Access Rights
All articles published open access will be immediately and permanently free for everyone to read, download, copy and distribute.

User Rights
Permitted third party reuse is defined by the following user license(s):

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs (CC BY-NC-ND):
Allows users to copy and distribute the Article, provided this is not done for commercial purposes and further does not permit distribution of the Article if it is changed or edited in any way, and provided the user gives appropriate credit (with a link to the formal publication through the relevant DOI), provides a link to the license, and that the licensor is not represented as endorsing the use made of the work. The full details of the license are available at

Note: If you need to comply with your funding body policy, you can apply for the CC BY license after your manuscript is accepted for publication.

Open Access Publication Fee
To publish an article open access, this journal has a publication fee that must be paid by the author(s) or their research funder(s). The open access publication fee for this journal is USD 3000, excluding taxes.

Funding Body Agreements
Elsevier has established agreements with funding bodies, including Wellcome Trust and Research Councils UK. This ensures authors can comply with funding body open access policies and may also be reimbursed for their publication fees by their funding body.

Author Rights
For open access publishing, this journal uses a copyright transfer agreement. Authors will transfer copyright to Indian College of Cardiology but will have the right to share their article in the same way permitted to third parties under the relevant user license, as well as certain scholarly usage rights.

Green Open Access (e.g. self-archiving) (2)
Authors can share their research in a variety of different ways and Elsevier has a number of green open access options available. An author can self-archive their author manuscript and enable public access from their institution's repository after an embargo period (see the section below). This is the version that has been accepted for publication and which typically includes author-incorporated changes suggested during submission, peer review and in editor-author communications.

Embargo Period
For subscription articles, an appropriate amount of time is needed for journals to deliver value to subscribing customers before a manuscript becomes freely available to the public. This is called an embargo period and it begins from the date the article is formally published online in its final and fully citable form.
This journal has an embargo period of 12 months.

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