Some authors prefer to have their papers published on an Open Access basis, freely available on the journal's web pages, rather than access being restricted to subscribers. The advantages of Open Access potentially more readers, more downloads, more citations, more feedback are obvious.
With Multi-Science's OPEN OPTION, the possibility of Open Access publication is now available to our authors.
Once a paper has been through peer review, and accepted for publication, we will, at our discretion, contact authors to ask whether they would like to take up the OPEN OPTION. The authors acceptance or refusal will have no bearing on the already made decision to publish their paper. The fee required from authors/their funding bodies, wanting to take advantage of the OPEN OPTION, will not exceed £1000/$1500.