Partial Online Access


While "Open Access" is fairly understood by definition, there are a wide variety of approaches to achieving open access, both for individual authors, and at the publication or publisher level.

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

The journal's primary research articles are freely available, but access to other value-added content such as editorials and review articles requires a subscription.

1. What is Partial Open Access?

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

• By making information partially available in this way and from time-to-time only, POA accelerates 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 and beyond.

2. Benefits of Partial Open Access (from time to time)

• Partial Open Access makes knowledge available to all, without the barrier of affordability and without restrictions on 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.

3. WFL Publisher’s Partial Open Access Policy

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

• All Journal content is partially available (from time-to-time only) after publication on the WFL publisher’s website.

• All articles are published in accordance with WFL publisher policy 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.

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

4. Partial Open Access and Article Processing Charge

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

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