Welcome to Bentham Open Access
BENTHAM OPEN publish over 230 plus peer-reviewed open access journals. These free-to-view online journals cover all major disciplines of science, technology, medicine and social sciences.

"The advantage of the Open Journal series is that it is just that: open, and accessible to anyone with a PC at no charge I appeal to scholars across the disciplines to consider the Open Journal series as a forum for their work."
J.C. Jones
(University of Aberdeen, Scotland)



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  1. All articles are freely available and immediately accessible online upon publication.
  2. Readers can study, download and/or print OPEN access articles at no cost.
  3. Articles are licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution non-commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/) which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, providing that the work is properly cited.
  4. All submitted articles are subject to an extensive peer review in consultation with members of the Journal Editorial Board and independent external referees ; usually three reviewers. All manuscripts are assessed rapidly and the decision based on all the peer reviewers comment, taken by the Journal Editor-in-Chief, is then conveyed to author(s).
  5. All efforts are made to expedite the peer review process leading towards timely publication.
  6. Authors publishing with Bentham OPEN retain the copyright to their work.
  7. Authors have the flexibility to publish a wide range of articles in a Bentham OPEN journal e.g. short communications, full-length research and review articles, supplements, conference proceedings, and case studies.
  8. Ethical Approval of Studies and Informed Consent: For human or animal experimental investigations, it is a prerequisite to provide a formal review and approval, or review and waiver, by an appropriate institutional review board or ethics committee and should be documented in your paper. For investigations undertaken on human subjects, the manner in which the informed consent was obtained from the study participants (i.e., oral or written) should be stated in the Methods section. Authors are encouraged to obtain patient consent when they use confidential case material. Consent is not necessary in the case of very brief case vignettes which do not contain identifying information or if the case material is disguised sufficiently to prevent identification of the patient. In obtaining consent, the author(s) should discuss the purpose(s) of publication, the possible risks and benefits to the patient and the patient's right to withhold or withdraw consent. In the case of a minor patient, consent should be obtained from the parent(s) or guardian(s) and assent should be obtained from the patient.
  9. Standard Protocol on Approvals, Registrations, Patient Consents & Animal Protection: All clinical investigations must be conducted according to the Declaration of Helsinki principles. Authors must comply with the guidelines of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (http://www.icmje.org) with regard to the patientís consent for research or participation in a study. Patients' names, initials, or hospital numbers must not be mentioned anywhere in the manuscript (including figures). Editors may request that authors provide documentation of the formal review and recommendation from the institutional review board or ethics committee responsible for oversight of the study.
  10. Appeals and Complaints: Authors who wish to make a complaint should refer it to the Editor in Chief of the journal concerned. To the publisher any complaints to oa@benthamscience.org
  11. Plagiarism Prevention: Bentham Science Publishers uses the iThenticate software to detect instances of overlapping and similar text in submitted manuscripts. iThenticate software checks content uploaded by a journal editorial office against a database of periodicals, the Internet, and a comprehensive article database. It generates a similarity report, including the percentage overlap between the uploaded article and published material. Any instances of content overlap are treated according to a journal's peer review integrity statement and the policies recommended by the editorial Committee. You are assured that the publisher, where you are submitting your manuscript, is committed to actively combating plagiarism and publishing original research.
  12. Copyrights: Authors who publish in Bentham OPEN journals retain copyright to their work. Submission of a manuscript to the respective journals implies that all authors have read and agreed to the content of the Covering Letter or the Terms and Conditions. It is a condition of publication that manuscripts submitted to this journal have not been published and will not be simultaneously submitted or published elsewhere.

    Bentham OPEN (Licensor) grants the author(s) a worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive, and non-commercial perpetual license to exercise the rights in the article published as stated below:

               a. All articles are published under the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/) which                permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, providing that the work is properly cited.

               b.The authors retain the copyright of their published article. They will also have the right to:

                     i. Reproduce the article, to incorporate the article into one or more collective Works, and to reproduce the article as                                                 incorporated in the Collective Works;

                     ii.Create and reproduce Derivative Works for educational purposes.

                     iii.distribute copies

                     iv. Any commercial application of the work, with prior agreement by the author, is exclusively granted to Bentham OPEN
  13. Waiver: Authors grant to the Bentham OPEN (licensor) to retain all revenue from commercial sales of the author's published article in a Bentham OPEN journal.
  14. Bentham OPEN offers affordable article processing fees, ranking amongst the lowest as compared to those of other OPEN access journal publishers. An article-processing fee payable by the author/ author's institution applies for every accepted article, to cover the costs incurred by OPEN access publication. Members of Bentham OPEN are entitled to discounted article processing fees.
  15. Authors can self-archive post prints of their published articles.
  16. Authors can reproduce derivative works of the article for educational purposes and distribute its copies.
  17. Disclaimer: No responsibility is assumed by Bentham Science Publishers, its staff or members of the editorial board for any injury and/or damage to persons or property as a matter of products liability, negligence or otherwise, or from any use or operation of any methods, products instruction, advertisements or ideas contained in a publication by Bentham Science Publishers.
     
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