Editorial
2005
:2;
3
doi:
10.1186/1742-6413-2-3
pmid:
15705199

CytoJournal′s move to fund Open Access

Co-Editor-in-chief, CytoJournal, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, USA
Assiatant editor, CytoJournal, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, USA
Co-Editor-in-chief, CytoJournal, Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, KS, USA
Corresponding author
Licence

This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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Abstract

CytoJournalis published by an independent publisher BioMed Central, which is committed to ensuring that the peer-reviewed biomedical research is Open Access. Since its launch, BioMed Central has graciously supported the processing of all the articles published duringCytoJournal′ s first 6 months. However, for long term viability,CytoJournalhas to achieve financial viability to support publication expenses. From 1st March, 2005, authors will be asked by the publisher to pay a flat article-processing charge. This editorial discusses how a significant proportion of authors may not have to pay this fee directly under a variety of different mechanisms such as institutional and society memberships with BioMed Central.

Introduction

CytoJournalis published by BioMed Central, an independent publisher committed to ensuring peer-reviewed biomedical research is Open Access - it is universally and freely available online to everyone, its authors retain copyright, and it is archived in at least one internationally recognised free repository 1.CytoJournalhowever, has taken this further, by making all its content Open Access.

Conclusion

By providing a forum for Open Access, APCs will enableCytoJournalto serve the pathology, cytopathology, and entire medical community. We believe this change will benefit and aid scientific research in general. We hope you will support this progress by submitting your next article toCytoJournal .

Abbreviations

APC = article-processing charge.

Competing interests

AtCytoJournal , the work of the Editors-in-Chief, the Editorial Board, and of all invited outside peer reviewers is entirely voluntary, without tangible remuneration of any kind. Our goal is publication and dissemination of the highest quality literature and research in cytopathology and related areas. Our (intangible) rewards are in the achievement of these goals. Any decisions about manuscripts are based entirely on the quality of the scientific content, and not on the ability of authors to pay article-processing charges.

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