Open access publishing

Access to quality research is vital to the scientific community and beyond. We support sustainable access and work hard to provide a range of open access options alongside our access initiatives to ensure everyone can read, use and trust the latest research.

We are committed to work in partnership with the research community, universities, scientific associations and other stakeholders. Our team is continually on the road meeting the community, participating in discussions and establishing partnerships which will help support increasing access to research.

Clyto Access is an emerging Open Access publisher that works under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License. This permits anyone to copy, distribute, transmit, and adapt the work, provided if it is the original work and source is appropriately cited. We strongly believe that removing barriers to research published online will greatly aid to the progress in scientific and technical disciplines.

Most of the open access publishers attempt at removing cost or price barriers, but there seems to be much more than that. Though open access removes price barriers, the repeated commercial usage of the same content is permitted by some providers, while some others restrict it. The responsibility of protecting the information while it traverses various media and citations rests with the publisher, in order to safeguard its originality. By serving as a platform of knowledge transfer that serves academic and research purposes, an open access publisher is mostly serving the overall acceleration of scientific discoveries.

Clyto Access applies the Creative Commons Attribution License to works we publish. This license was developed to facilitate open access – namely, free immediate access to, and unrestricted reuse of, original works of all types. Under this license, authors agree to make articles legally available for reuse, without permission or fees, for virtually any purpose. Anyone may copy, distribute or reuse these articles, as long as the author and original source are properly cited. Additionally, the journal platform that Clyto Access uses to publish research articles is Open Source.

Benefits of Open Access Publishing

  • Accelerated discovery, with open access, researchers can read and build on the findings of others without restriction.
  • Public enrichment, much scientific and medical research is paid for with public funds. Open Access allows taxpayers to see the results of their investment.
  • Improved education, open access means that teachers and their students have access to the latest research findings throughout the world.

Why Open Access?

We engage in research in order to accelerate the pace of scientific discovery, encourage innovation, enrich education, and stimulate the economy – to improve the public good.  Communication of the results of research is an essential component of the research process; research can only advance by sharing the results, and the value of an investment in research is only maximized through wide use of its results.

Yet, too often, because of cost barriers or use restrictions, research results are not available to the full community of potential users.  The Internet gives us the opportunity to bring this crucial information to a worldwide audience at virtually no marginal cost, and allows us to use it in new, innovative ways. This has resulted in a call for new framework to allow research results to be more easily accessed and used— the call for Open Access.

Under Open Access Publishing authors can choose to publish their research articles in a growing number of journals that meet the full definition of Open Access.  Articles are free to all interested readers, and the publishers place no financial or copyright barriers between the readers and the article.  Open Access publishing is the fastest growing segment of the scholarly publishing market, and journal options are now available for nearly every area of research.

Open Access Publishing is a regulatory mechanism which allows sharing of content that is free of cost with the removal of licensing and copyright restrictions to a great extent. Subject to proper attribution of the composer or author, such kind of publishing advocates sharing of content for a constructive purpose that is self-evident. It can also be used an indiscriminate manner, which might lead to unwanted breach of copyright. The condition of proper citation, is nevertheless, stressed in open access publishing circles.