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Everything you really need to know about the OA Text

Frequently Asked Questions


1. What is OA Text: Open Access Text?

OA Text is an independent open-access medical and scientific publisher showcases innovative research and ideas aimed at improving health by linking research and practice to the benefit of society. It is committed to providing a 'peer reviewed' platform to outstanding researchers and scientists to exhibit their findings. It publishes but not limited to original research, analyses and reviews, news, practice updates and thought-provoking editorials.

2. What is the scope of OA Text?

OA Text has grown from a small group of like-minded individuals into an open movement with clear Mission and Vision to publish high quality research content and uphold the publication ethics to advance the intellectual agenda of science. We see OA Text as a starting point for a community that we hope will grow and be augmented by individual and collective efforts by the participants and others. OA Text will be publishing the original research reporting on new knowledge on science. OA Text reports on fundamental advancements in research organized initially into 5 journal domains, embracing the concept that basic knowledge can foster sustainable solutions for society

3. Is OA Text peer reviewed?

Yes. OA Textpublishes articles that are technically sound, that are worthy of inclusion in the scholarly record, and that further research and discourse in the relevant field of study. Our Editors have adopted an inclusive posture within their respective disciplines, with the goal to promote interdisciplinary collaboration and exchange. We do not attempt to predict a submission’s value to the field over time, as that is best left to the community of researchers and readers.

4. What are your publishing criteria?

We ask our Associate Editors and reviewers to consider the following questions when making their publication recommendations:

  • Have the results been published elsewhere?
  • Is the paper scientifically, conceptually, and technically sound?
  • Are the claims or conclusions convincing? If not, is further evidence needed to substantiate them?
  • Are the claims or conclusions fully supported by the experimental data and current state of knowledge?
  • Have the authors treated the previous literature fairly and adequately?
  • Does the manuscript meet applicable standards for ethics and research integrity?
  • Does the manuscript comply with applicable reporting guidelines and standards for data deposit and publication?
  • Is the manuscript clearly and unambiguously written (including references) in standard English?
  • If unacceptable in its present form, does the manuscript seem sufficiently promising to warrant resubmission in the future?

5. What type of articles does OA Text publish?

OA Text publishes following types of articles:

  • Editorial
  • Letter to the Editor
  • Commentary
  • Review
  • Research
  • Technology/Application (or Case Studies)
  • Case Series
  • Case Reports
  • Case in Images
  • Clinical Images
  • Policy Bridge
  • Conference Proceedings
  • Announcements

For more information, see our Article Types & Format informational page

OA Text welcomes proposals for Special Issue, a set of solicited and refereed collection of Articles and Research Notes on a predetermined theme or collection of papers on a specific topic from conference proceedings or projects of broad interest, typically 6-10 articles in each group. OA Text Special Issues are designed to draw attention to under-researched or controversial topics or to new emerging themes in international research.For more information, see our Special Issues informational page.

6. What formats does OA Text publish in?

Articles published in OA Text will be available in machine- as well as human-intelligible formats: HTML, PDF, and XML. In addition, we have implemented Responsive Web Design, a design approach aimed at crafting sites to provide an optimal viewing experience—easy reading and navigation with a minimum of resizing, panning, and scrolling—across a wide range of devices (from desktop computer monitors to mobile phones).

7. Is there a print version of OA Text journals?

Currently, OA Text journals are published as an online journal. You can use the link HTML and PDF versions of all the articles to download the articles and read it offline.

8. How can I submit my article?

After reviewing our Guidelines for Authors, you can submit your manuscript and other files as email attachments to our Editorial Office. You will receive the confirmation that we have received your files.

9. How quickly will I know the decision on my article?

We are committed to providing authors with a rapid, fair, and constructive review process, with a goal of giving the majority of first decisions within four weeks.

10. How can I share the major datasets underlying my article when it is published in OA Text?

Data are important products of the scientific enterprise and should be available for others to test and build upon published claims. By submitting to OA Text, authors agree to make any data described in their article freely available for the purpose of non-commercial research. Supplementary material providing additional information that enhances the main text and is directly referenced within the text should be submitted for publication with the article. Major datasets generated in the course of the work should be deposited externally in an appropriate public archive (see our supplemental Material and Data informational page). Authors will be requested to provide a Data Accessibility Statement with their submissions, listing where each dataset is or will be archived and including accession numbers or DOIs.

11. Who holds copyright on OA Text articles?

The authors retain the copyright of all their work published in OA Text Journals. All articles published in OA Text Journals are open access and are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, which means the articles are universally and freely available online for anyone to download and adapt their work, provided proper attribution is given.

12. Which articles published in OA Text Journals is available to readers without charges?

All articles published in OA Text Journals are available free of charge. The articles can be accessed online immediately on their publication.

13. What are your publication charges?

The costs of producing and maintaining OA Text are recovered by charging a publication fee to authors or research sponsors for each article that they publish. For our inaugural year (2014-2015), the publication fee is 590£ (GBP) / 890$ (USD) for all article types except Commentary and Comment and Reply, which are both 400£ (GBP) / 610$ (USD). Special Issue submissions consisting of 6 or more papers will automatically receive a 15% discount.

Authors who lack the funds to cover publication fees may request a waiver. In order to keep publication charges as low as possible, fee waivers are not automatically given but must be approved on a case-by-case basis, and authors from developing and transitional countries are given priority.

Note:Fractal Geometry and Nonlinear Analysis in Medicine and Biology (FGNAMB) Journal doesn’t have any publication charges.

14. Why are your charges set at these levels?

All articles published in OA Text are open access. Open Access publishing implies that all readers, anywhere in the world, are allowed unrestricted to full text of articles, immediately on publication in OA Text Journals. The Article Publication Charges pay for the editorial and production costs of the journal, for hosting the website, publishing articles online, preparing HTML , PDF and XML versions of the articles and submitting the articles in electronic citation database like CrossRef.

Our financial goals are to:

  • Recover capitalization costs;
  • Produce sufficient revenue to allow for a sustainable and scalable publishing program, under continuous development;
  • Bend the publication-charge cost downward over time.

15. When do I pay Article Publication Charges?

Article Publication Charges will have to be paid after the manuscript has been peer reviewed and accepted for publication. The corresponding author will be responsible for arranging the payments.