Open Access Statement
The Open Access Movements rise on a large scale in the international field of academia, publication, information dissemination, library and information in the late 1990s with the original intention of solving the current crisis on publishing academic journals, promoting the spreading freedom of scientific research via the Internet, facilitating the exchange and publication of academic information, enhancing the public utilization degree of scientific research, and ensuring long-term preservation of scientific information.
There’s no uniform definition for Open Access currently. Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI)
published in December, 2001 first defined Open Access as free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of 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. Afterwards, both Bethesda Statement on Open Access Publishing
and Berlin Declaration define an Open Access Publicationas one that meets the following two conditions:
·Authors and copyright holders grant to all users a free, irrevocable, worldwide, perpetual right of access to, and a license to copy, use, distribute, transmit and display the work publicly and to make and distribute derivative works, in any digital medium for any responsible purpose, subject to proper attribution of authorship, as well as the right to make small numbers of printed copies for their personal use.
·A complete version of the work and all supplemental materials, including a copy of the permission as stated above, in a suitable standard electronic format is deposited immediately upon initial publication in at least one online repository that is supported by an academic institution, scholarly society, government agency, or other well-established organization that seeks to enable open access, unrestricted distribution, interoperability, and long-term archiving such as PubMed Central in regard of the field of biomedical sciences.
As a journal publisher, JITM declares that all JITM articles are freely available online to all potential readers shortly after acceptance. Moreover, JITM is committed to providing an open access option for any research article we published, working with other publishers of open access works and interested parties to develop tools for authors and publishers to facilitate publication of manuscripts in standard electronic formats suitable for archival storage and efficient searching, and ensure that open access models requiring author fees lower barriers to researchers at demonstrated financial disadvantage, particularly those from developing countries.