Partial Online Access

With some Publishers Open Access to article, journals or books actually means the said article, journal or book is absolutely free available to the public on internet, giving permitting and authority to any user to read, copy, download, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself. While the word open access is fairly understood by definition, however, there are a wide variety of approach to achieving an open access, both for individual authors, editor and the publisher.

Partial Open Access (from time-to-time, only)

The journal's primary research articles are freely available such as (abstracts, contents, editorials etc.), but access to full review articles requires a subscription. Partial Open Access is a reaction to the traditional, subscription-based model of scholarly publishing. Under the subscription system, anyone wishing to read the full article versions  has to pay a subscription fee to WFL Publisher. At an institutional level this is usually arranged by the library, which agrees to pay the publisher in order for its members to have access to relevant journals. Subscriptions originally would have involved the physical delivery of printed copies or online access to the journal, this depends on the choice of the client, but at WFL Publisher, we have almost entirely adopted digital delivery. More recently, subscriptions have involved bulk journal packages.

What is Partial Open Access?

For some journals , Partial Open Access (POA) is the practice of providing access from time-to-time via Internet to peer-reviewed scholarly journal and articles. POA is also increasingly being provided to scholarly monographs and book chapters. However, with  WFL Publisher, Journal subscription is needed to get the full online access during the whole year.

  • By making information partially available and from time-to-time only, POA has accelerated research and learning.
  • By reducing the barriers that restrict access to knowledge, POA maximizes the opportunity for publications to be read and for authors to be recognized for their contribution in their chosen field of expertise and beyond.

Benefits of Partial Open Access (from time to time)

  • Partial Open Access makes knowledge relatively available to all, without the sole barrier of affordability and without restrictions to using it to inform and develop related areas of research.
  • Partial Open Access enables unrestricted use of knowledge for teaching, conference presentations and lectures.
  • Partial Open Access offers authors enhanced visibility and offers the potential for greater usage of their work and higher impact.
  • Partial Open Access brings new audiences to scholarly content, helping expand readership.
  • Partial Open access reduces the pressure on library budgets for purchasing books and journals and enables librarians to devote more time to connecting their users with high quality content.

WFL Publisher’s Partial Open Access Policy (limitted) 

WFL publisher is an independent international publisher with temporarily open access policy (from time-to-time, only), peer-reviewed journals committed to disseminating the findings of recent research to the global community as much as possible. In keeping with that commitment, WFL publisher offers the following policies:

  • All Journal content are partially available (from time-to-time only) after publication on the WFL Publisher’s website.
  • All articles are published in accordance with WFL Publisher policies and rights.
  • All articles can be read, downloaded, copied, distributed, printed, searched, or linked to WFL Publisher’s journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author.
  • Only subscriber will have full accees to all our publications

The policy will apply to all scholarly articles published by WFL publisher, with the exception of any article completed before the adoption of this policy and any article for which the author entered into an incompatible agreement before the adoption of this policy.

4. Partial Open Access and Article Processing Charge

The internet allows us to distribute knowledge more increasingly, efficiently and at a lower cost than was previously distributed. However, publishing still costs something and that cost has to be covered – such as proof reading, copyediting, digital presentation and preservation, promotion and dissemination of your work.

With Partial Open Access, authors (their funders and institutions) pay an Article Processing Charge to cover these costs, ensuring that their work is properly evaluated for quality and made easy to find.