Special Issues

Open Access

A detailed explanation of an Open Access of scientific publication can be found in the following websites:

Open access of scientific papers improves dissemination of scientific information by making available without subscription and/or price barriers. The published materials in the journal that can be re-used without permission from the publish-house or the authors as long as a correct citation to the original publication is given. All published materials including data, tables, pictures, graphics, and supplements, in Signa Vitae can be linked from external sources, indexed by database and scanned by search engines, re-used by anyone free of charge under the condition of correct citation to the original publication.

Note: there still some rare cases that articles may contain figures, tables, graphics or data taken from other publications, for which SV does not hold the copyright or the right to re-license the published material. Please note that you should enquire with the original copyright holder (usually the original publisher or authors), whether or not this material can be re-used.

Benefits of open access publishing:

Publications are freely available online

This maximizes visibility, and thus the uptake and use of the work published.

High quality and rigorous peer review

Open access publications run through the same peer review, production and publishing processes similar to journals and books published under the traditional subscription-based model do.

Authors may retain copyright

The use of a Creative Commons License enables authors/editors to retain copyright to their work. Publications can be reused and redistributed as long as the original author is correctly attributed.

More frequently cited

because of its high publicity and availability, open access publications are demonstrably with a higher citation impact.

Rapid publication

A streamlined and easy to use online submission and production process enables quick review, approval and publication.

No space constraints

Publishing online means unlimited space for supplementary material including figures, extensive data and video footage.

Compliance with open access mandates

Open access publications can comply with open access mandates from funding sources or academic institutions in the fastest and easiest way. Final articles can be deposited into bibliographic databases and institutional repositories without any embargo periods.

Citation tracking and inclusion in bibliographic databases

Open access journals are tracked for impact factors and are deposited into bibliographic databases and institutional repositories without any embargo period just as traditional journals.

The full text of all SV articles is immediately available to all without registration or subscription. This means that search engines such as Google Scholar can index them fully, greatly increasing their visibility.

Lower publishing costs

Open access publishers charge the author’s institutes or research funding agencies only for editorial handling and editing of a paper. All the costs for each accepted article including the cost of handing and producing is covered through the one-time payment of an article processing charge (APC), which are only a fraction of the income per paper earned by traditional, subscription-based publishers. Besides, SV’s APC is irrespective of article length and the authors can get their paper published with complete results and full experimental or computational details.

Abstracted / indexed in

Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch) Created as SCI in 1964, Science Citation Index Expanded now indexes over 9,200 of the world’s most impactful journals across 178 scientific disciplines. More than 53 million records and 1.18 billion cited references date back from 1900 to present.

Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition aims to evaluate a journal’s value from multiple perspectives including the journal impact factor, descriptive data about a journal’s open access content as well as contributing authors, and provide readers a transparent and publisher-neutral data & statistics information about the journal.

Chemical Abstracts Service Source Index The CAS Source Index (CASSI) Search Tool is an online resource that can quickly identify or confirm journal titles and abbreviations for publications indexed by CAS since 1907, including serial and non-serial scientific and technical publications.

Index Copernicus The Index Copernicus International (ICI) Journals database’s is an international indexation database of scientific journals. It covered international scientific journals which divided into general information, contents of individual issues, detailed bibliography (references) sections for every publication, as well as full texts of publications in the form of attached files (optional). For now, there are more than 58,000 scientific journals registered at ICI.

Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research The Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research (GFMER) is a non-profit organization established in 2002 and it works in close collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO). The overall objectives of the Foundation are to promote and develop health education and research programs.

Scopus: CiteScore 1.0 (2022) Scopus is Elsevier's abstract and citation database launched in 2004. Scopus covers nearly 36,377 titles (22,794 active titles and 13,583 Inactive titles) from approximately 11,678 publishers, of which 34,346 are peer-reviewed journals in top-level subject fields: life sciences, social sciences, physical sciences and health sciences.

Embase Embase (often styled EMBASE for Excerpta Medica dataBASE), produced by Elsevier, is a biomedical and pharmacological database of published literature designed to support information managers and pharmacovigilance in complying with the regulatory requirements of a licensed drug.

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