Optik offers authors two choices to publish their research:
|Gold open access||Subscription|
|Articles are freely available to both subscribers and the wider public with permitted reuse.||Articles are made available to subscribers as well as developing countries and patient groups through our access programs.|
|An open access publication fee is payable by authors or their research funder.||No open access publication fee.|
In accordance with funding body requirements, Elsevier does offer alternative open access publishing options. Visit our open access page for full information.
Your publication choice will have no effect on the peer review process or acceptance of your submission.
Details on gold open access articles
User rightsAll articles published gold open access will be immediately and permanently free for everyone to read and download. We offer authors a choice of user licenses, which define the permitted reuse of articles. We are continuously working with our author communities to select the best choice of license options, currently being defined for this journal as follows:
Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY): lets others distribute and copy the article, to create extracts, abstracts, and other revised versions, adaptations or derivative works of or from an article (such as a translation), to include in a collective work (such as an anthology), to text or data mine the article, even for commercial purposes, as long as they credit the author(s), do not represent the author as endorsing their adaptation of the article, and do not modify the article in such a way as to damage the author's honor or reputation.Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs (CC BY-NC-ND): for non-commercial purposes, lets others distribute and copy the article, and to include in a collective work (such as an anthology), as long as they credit the author(s) and provided they do not alter or modify the article.
To provide gold open access, this journal has a publication fee (Article Publishing Charge, APC) which needs to be met by the authors or their research funders for each article published open access. This ensures your article will be immediately and permanently free to access by everyone.The Article Publishing Charge for this journal is USD 2,260, excluding taxes.
Best price promise
Our Online Author Communication System (OACS) ensures you are offered the lowest possible Article Publishing Charge to publish an article in your chosen journal. During submission you will be presented with a personalized OA Article Publishing Charge based on your individual context (your country, institutional affiliation, and any society membership for example) as well as considering the journal involved.Learn more about Elsevier's pricing policy.
Open access agreements
Elsevier has reached open access agreements with an increasing number of institutions and university consortia around the world. Find out what this means for authors on our open access agreements page.
Funding arrangementsElsevier partners with funding bodies to provide guidance for authors on how to comply with funding body open access policies. Find out more on our funding arrangements page.
Elsevier supports responsible sharing
Find out how you can share your research published in Elsevier journals.
Green open access (e.g. self-archiving)Authors can share their research in a variety of different ways and Elsevier has a number of green open access options available. We recommend authors see our open access page for further information. An author can also self-archive their author manuscript immediately and enable public access from their institution's repository after an embargo period. 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.
An author is entitled to post the accepted manuscript in their institution's repository and make this public after an embargo period (known as green Open Access). The embargo period for this journal can be found below.The published journal article cannot be shared publicly, for example on ResearchGate or Academia.edu, to ensure the sustainability of peer-reviewed research in journal publications.
For subscription articles, an appropriate amount of time is needed for journals to deliver value to subscribing customers before a manuscript becomes available for free 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. Find out moreThis journal has an embargo period of 24 months.
Learn more about:
- Benefits of publishing open access with Elsevier
- Open access agreements
- Funding arrangements
- Open access license policy
- Open access pricing policy
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