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Pediatrics Open Access

What is Open Access?

Open Access (OA) is a scholarly communication publishing model by which research information is made permanently free online for anyone, with no access fees. At Pediatrics, we offer two routes to publish OA. Authors may publish research under the Gold OA or Green OA models. Pediatrics primarily publishes under the traditional subscription model (Hybrid OA), with a 12-month embargo.

Open Access Models
  Gold OA Green OA
Funder or Institution Requirement Yes
(See Guidelines Below)
Yes
(See Guidelines Below)
Immediate Open Access Yes No
Open Access Embargo No Yes
(12-months)
Deposit to PMC Yes Yes
Copyright and License to Publish Agreements
AAP Copyright Transfer Agreement No Yes
Creative Commons License (see below) Yes No
License to Publish Agreement Required Yes No
CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 License
CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 License Yes
See Guidelines Below for Specific Funders
No
Article Pay Charge (APC) $3,100 No
AAP Member Article Pay Charge Discount (APC) $2,240 No
CC-BY 4.0 License
CC-BY 4.0 License Yes
See Guidelines Below for Specific Funders
No
Article Pay Charge (APC) $4,500 No
Permission Use
Share Manuscript Upon Publication (Copy/Redistribute only) Yes
(Read CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 Terms)
Yes
(Read AAP Copyright Transfer Agreement)
Commercial Reuse No No
Preprint No Yes
(See Guidelines Below)
Self-Archived in Non-Commercial/Institutional Repository Yes
(Final Version of Record when article published - VoR)
Yes
(Author Accepted Manuscript Only - AAM)

These guidelines are subject to change.

License Options


Gold OA Option 1

(Authors Who Choose OA, With No Government Funder Mandate)

Peer Review: Gold Open Access papers are processed through the same traditional publishing models and follow a rigorous and timely peer-review process for all manuscripts.

Copyright: CC-BY-NC-ND license. See http://creativecommons.org/licenses for further information.

Right-to-Publish: Required to sign a Pediatrics License to Publish agreement, giving Pediatrics the right to produce/publish the article, create derivatives, license, sell reprints, and repurpose content under new products  created by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Attribution: Proper attribution must be given to the American Academy of Pediatrics as the publisher of the paper.

APC: An Article Pay Charge of $3,100 must be paid 10 days after the paper is accepted for publication.


Gold OA Option 2

(Government Funder Mandate)

Peer Review: Gold Open Access papers are processed through the same traditional publishing models and follow a rigorous and timely peer-review process for all manuscripts.

Copyright: CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 License
(eg, National Institutes of Health, Canadian Institutes for Health Research, Howard Hughes Medical Institute)
See https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 for further information.

Copyright: CC-BY 4.0 License
(Wellcome Trust, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Medical Research Council UK only)
See https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 for further information.

Right-to-Publish: Required to sign the Pediatrics License to Publish agreement, giving Pediatrics the right to produce/publish the article, create derivatives, license, sell reprints, and repurpose content under new products created by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Attribution: Proper attribution must be given to the American Academy of Pediatrics as the publisher of the paper.

APC: An Article Pay Charge of $3,100 (CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 License) or $4,500 (CC-BY 4.0 License) must be paid 10 days after the paper is accepted for publication.


Green OA 

Funders Identified: Institutions who require papers to be deposited to their online repository.

Peer Review: Green Open Access papers are processed through the same traditional publishing models and follow a rigorous and timely peer-review process for all manuscripts.
 
Article Version: The “Author Accepted Manuscript” (non-edited) can be deposited to an online repository (Institution). The Final Version of Record or any other version may not be deposited in any commercial repository or Web site.

Copyright: American Academy of Pediatrics Copyright Transfer Agreement

Attribution: Proper attribution must be given to the American Academy of Pediatrics as the publisher of the paper. The Accepted Manuscript Version must link to the final version of the article in Pediatrics (Pediatrics.org).

Note: Government funded articles are not eligible for the Green Open Access option.

APC: No article pay charge

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