To help authors gain maximum exposure for their work, IEEE offers three options for open access (OA) publishing – Hybrid Journals, a Multidisciplinary Open Access Mega Journal, and fully Open Access Journals. J-BHI is in the Hybrid Journal Category, which permits both traditional subscription-based content as well as open access, author-pays content. The quality of the review process for OA and traditional articles is the same for all hybrid journals. Any open access papers published within a hybrid journal will be included in all media types offered by that title. Details about OA can be found at IEEE Open Access, you may also find it useful to read about some of the most frequently asked questions.
In line with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Public Access Policy, IEEE acknowledges that the broad and open dissemination of NIH-funded research results may benefit not only future science and engineering initiatives, but may also serve the greater interests of society as a whole. A carefully considered and practical application of this principle is essential so as to ensure the scholarly value of the original work and the value added to the work throughout the editing and publishing processes.
IEEE’s position with respect to public access to NIH-funded work published in IEEE journals is as follows:
- IEEE authors may voluntarily submit their funded work to PubMed Central (PMC) in the 12th month of the print publication.
- IEEE will supply authors of funded work with the final versions of their papers, which authors may then submit directly to PMC.
IEEE already makes its content available to the general public worldwide through its content delivery web site, IEEE Xplore, and remains committed to the idea of convenient, timely and affordable access to scholarly and professional publications.