Open Access Policy at ELK Asia Pacific Journals

Free, Unlimited Access to research information

Open Access, as its name, means that all the content in an article has unrestricted access by its readers, without any charge to the user or his/her institution.

With our devotion to strengthen and expand the base of quality research material, we endeavour to serve the best interest of the scientific community through our Open Access publishing policy. Making all the published articles freely available online for global access, we stand our objective of wide dissemination of research material.

Under the Open Access Terms:

Users can read, download, search or cite the text of the article from the journals without prior permission from the publisher or the author.

As per the definition:

“By “open access” to [peer-reviewed research literature], we mean its free availability on the public internet,

  • permitting any users to read,
  • download,
  • copy,
  • distribute,
  • print,
  • search,
  • or link to the full texts of these articles,
  • crawl them for indexing,
  • pass them as data to software,
  • Or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself. The only constraint on reproduction and distribution, and the only role for copyright in this domain, should be to give authors control over the integrity of their work and the right to be properly acknowledged and cited”.
Key Points Open Access Restricted Access
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Unlimited & Free Subscription check check
Easy to share & redistribute check check
Convenient Access check cross
Blind Peer Reviewed check check
Easy in tracking references check cross
Time lag from publication to receipt of article cross check
Copyrights Transfer cross check
Google Scholar Indexing check cross
Entry to Foreign Databases check cross

All openly accessible articles undergo the same quality and relevancy check; they go through the same review process as the traditional print journal articles. The decision of acceptance or rejection rests on the papers’ merit. The articles are archived, through a self-archiving mode, for perpetuity and are submitted for relevant indexing and abstracting services, adopted by ELK Asia Pacific Journals.

For liberal reproduction and distribution of published journal articles, we adopt Creative Commons license and encourage authors to choose for CC-BY license to realise the full potential of a research literature by removing the barriers to reuse. The license acts as an effective legal agreement in achieving this.

More information on our policies can be extracted by getting in touch with us at info@elkjournals.com.