OAPL journals publish high quality articles with the aim to support the wider scientific community and future generation of biomedical academics, scientists and clinicians. We continue to work hard to support our authors who trust us with their work. Here are just some of the benefits we provide:
Access and reach: we continue to submit our journals to all known abstracting and indexing services.
Article processing charges (APCs): our APCs are the lowest amongst all publishers and we provide exemption for authors from low and middle income countries.
Article statistics: an author may wish to know how many times its article has been accessed. This service is provided by OAPL.
Article tracking: authors can track the progress of their articles throughout the whole process (submitted, with handling editor, with reviewers, initial decision, authors revising, re-submitted, editorial decision, in press and published) using our secure online system.
Compulsory charges: There are no submission or manuscript withdrawal charges. Furthermore the article processing charges are fixed regardless of the length of the article, number of tables or images.
Copyright: OA Publishing London authors retain the copyright to their work. When authors retain the copyrights to their work, they are allowed unlimited use and/or distribution of their work without any form of restriction.
Discounts and exemptions: unlimited amount of discounts and exemptions from the article processing charges are given to authors who cannot afford them.
Editorial team: scientifically trained and follow OAPL code of conduct as well as the Publication Integrity and Ethics guidelines and code of conduct.
Editor’s choice: hot articles are highlighted and shown on the journals' and publisher’s homepages. This usually adds valuable exposure to the articles.
Expert and rapid peer-review: the average time to initial decision is 21 days.
Feedback to the editor-in-chief: authors of accepted or rejected articles may choose to provide a confidential feedback to the editor-in-chief of the journal about the peer-review process. The link is automatically activated as soon as the article is in-press or rejected.
High quality and fast production: when the article is accepted for publication, it is examined by our senior editors to ensure appropriate structuring; then it is copy-edited and the proof is delivered to the corresponding author with queries or suggestions to improve the quality of the article (when needed). Most accepted articles are published online in their final form at four weeks from acceptance. Our articles are produced according to the highest specifications in the world.
International readership: OAPL articles are being accessed from over 90 countries worldwide.
Media relations: OAPL PR office issues press releases regularly related to the publisher and its journals as well as any ground breaking research article recommended by the senior editor of that journal.
Open access: all journals are fully open access. Authors may archive pre-print and post-print versions of their articles for the purpose of self-archiving or deposit.
Production team: highly trained staff to provide guidance and support.
Publisher reputation: OAPL is one of the very few publishers in the world which has a Board of Trustees to supervise its activities, an Ethics committee to deal with any ethical issues and an in-house editors board from a number of British institutes. We are committed to bringing the highest quality research to the global audience.
Submission system: simple and effective online system.
Supplementary data: we publish supplementary data free of charge and link them to the main article.