The OAPL Press Centre- Senior Editors

March 2013

Dear Biomedical Reader / Contributor

As previously stated in late 2012 from the 1st April 2013 the Research Councils UK will require that all RCUK funded research when disseminated as research articles and conference proceedings must be published open access. This is so that publicly funded research must now be available to the public and not only those who can pay to access the publishers material.

OA Publishing London publication (OAPL) means that there are no barriers to accessibility to research and manuscript contents are now made freely available world wide. Instead of charging a journal subscription fee or payment to read the article the submitting research body or individual pays an Article Processing Charge (APC) to cover the costs of editing, production, hosting, distribution and safe maintenance of the academic record. This is the standard operating model for most open access publishers.

You will find that the OAPL APCs are some of the most cost effective solutions to a researcher's hard earned grants making them go further but achieving a higher quality of finally published manuscript.

Furthermore, OA Publishing London operates a Gold only standard of open access publication, meaning that once accepted and published there is NO embargo period for free access as imposed by more exploitative publishing houses and corporate owned publishers.

Researchers should publish their peer reviewed research in OA journals that conform to the RCUK Policy on Open Access. OA Publishing London journals are all compliant RCUK compliant. Their research should acknowledge the funding contribution made by RCUK. The policy simplifies the process whereby UK institutions and researchers publish in open access journals using the gold model, including paying for Article Processing Charges (APCs) through block grants to UK Higher Education institutions, approved independent research organizations, and Research Council Institutes.

All our OAPL publishing journals operate a CC-BY for their submitting authors, (a creative commons license), that allows full use, and reuse rights to everyone, as long as the work is attributed to the original authors. This means that the publishing house is no longer the owner of the copyright, the author retains control) a move opposed by the older publishing houses and often subverted by the original OA publishers whose ideals have been hijacked on corporate takeover.

OA Publishing London supports UK institutions and researchers by ensuring all its journals are compliant with RCUK's open access policy and manuscripts are published CC-BY. Furthermore OA Publishing London operates membership schemes to assist organisations facilitate Open Access publication. Membership covers either the full or partial APC to assist its researchers disseminate their peer reviewed research.

Yours Sincerely

Senior Editor
OA Publishing London


 

February 2013

Dear Biomedical Reader / Contributor

OAPL in its mission statement has committed to not suppressing research at the behest of external organisations (pharmaceutical companies etc).

After review of some of the internal policies of other established publishing houses especially from withinthe new corporate acquired OA publishers, OAPL will not engage in sponsorship of individuals or companies to defame our sister publishers, we will not engage hackers to disturb the commercial flow of our sister publishing houses. We ask our sister publishing houses to refrain from such activities. The integrity of the academic record must not be compromised.

Yours Sincerely

Senior Editor
OA Publishing London


 

January 2013

Dear Biomedical Reader / Contributor

Please note that in the United Kingdom there is now specific funding from both:
1) The Central government to the 30 top tier research organisations.
2) The Research Councils UK as block funding per research organisations (as per its stated aim that all RC funded projects are published in the open access forum from 01/04/13).

Open Access Publishing London (the 100% Gold Open Access publisher) has 140 open access journals which are all compliant with both the government and research funding organisations open access policies (in the UK, Europe and US) to allow unhampered rapid access to peer reviewed research. Our portfolio of journals has highly experienced editorial boards with active biomedical researchers within the field. We have an overarching Board of Trustees to affirm our principles of Gold Open Access Publishing.

Our authors retain their copyright under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license, and can be assured that their peer reviewed work will be indexed on the major international search engines and bibliographic databases for rapid retrieval and dissemination.

We provide some of the most cost effective solutions to individual researchers and institutions to allow their peer reviewed research to be presented for international access and free retrieval. As a service to education we also subsidise Article Processing Charges for research from Non Highly developed countries as defined by the World Bank Classification.

Yours Sincerely

Senior Editor
OA Publishing London