Open Access Policy
All research articles published in JAHA are fully Open Access: immediately, freely available to read, download, and share. Articles are published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License which permits use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited and is not used for commercial purposes. The license is subject to JAHA open access terms and conditions.
Definition of Open Access Publication From Bethesda Statement on Open Access Publishing:
An Open Access Publication is one that meets the following 2 conditions:
- The author(s) and copyright holder(s) grant(s) to all users a free, irrevocable, worldwide, perpetual right of access to, and a license to copy, use, distribute, transmit and display the work publicly and to make and distribute derivative works, in any digital medium for any responsible purpose, subject to proper attribution of authorship, as well as the right to make small numbers of printed copies for their personal use.
- A complete version of the work and all supplemental materials, including a copy of the permission as stated above, in a suitable standard electronic format is deposited immediately upon initial publication in at least one online repository that is supported by an academic institution, scholarly society, government agency, or other well-established organization that seeks to enable open access, unrestricted distribution, interoperability, and long-term archiving (for the biomedical sciences, PubMed Central is such a repository).
- Open access is a property of individual works, not necessarily journals or publishers.
- Community standards, rather than copyright law, will continue to provide the mechanism for enforcement of proper attribution and responsible use of the published work, as they do now.