2. What do the article-processing charges pay for?

Article-processing charges pay for:

  • Immediate, worldwide open access to the full article text
  • Developing and maintaining electronic tools for peer review and publication
  • Preparation in various formats for online publication
  • Securing inclusion in PubMed as soon as possible after publication
  • Securing full text inclusion in a number of permanent archives such as INIST (France), Koninklijke Bibliotheek (The Netherlands) and arXiv.org (USA)
  • Securing inclusion in CrossRef, enabling electronic citation in other journals that are available electronically

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