The Cleveland Clinic Floyd D. Loop Alumni Library has agreements with the publishers listed here to let CCF authors publish their articles at little or no cost. The library's subscriptions cover all or part of the Article Processing Charge (APC). Read and Publish or Transformative Agreements allow libraries and publishers to move towards open access publishing.
IMPORTANT: Corresponding author MUST use their Cleveland Clinic email address (ccf.org) to qualify to publish it as an Open Access (OA) article. Failure could result in the author paying the OA fees.
Using gmail, personal email, or any other email address besides your Clinic email will prevent the article to be published as an open access article under our agreements.
An open access (OA) is an article that is published in a journal and that article free to read by anyone in the world.
There are two types of journal articles:
1. Traditional articles - Articles that are published in journals and can only be read by people with a subscription to the journal.
2. Open access (OA) articles - Articles that are published in journals and can be read by anyone regardless if they have a subscription
Journals often indicate articles are open access (OA) with an image of an open lock.
Please note: Unless you have a federal grant that requires you to publish your research as an open access (OA) article, you do NOT need to publish your article as an open access (OA article). You can publish it as a traditional article, which will be read by people with a subscription to the journal.
BOTH open access articles and traditional articles are published in journals in PubMed. The quality of the journal is not related to whether it is an open access journal or not.
Requires all authors to use the library's subscriber ID to submit a manuscript, whether it is open access or not. Contact the library to request subscriber ID.
Cambridge University Press also can help with questions about how publishing open access with them works: firstname.lastname@example.org
No Charge, unlimited publishing to 100+ Karger journals.
Find more information for authors available at the RUP website.
Find more information on the Wiley hybrid OA deal at the OhioLINK website.