Boffin Access is an independent organization, we do not receive funding from any public or private entity. Committing fully to the core principles of Open Access means that we do not expect to generate any revenue from publishing articles. Although online publishing cuts down the cost of distributing the journals, there are several operational costs involved in maintaining a modern web portal and gathering an international team of editors and reviewers to bring exciting research to the public.
Various flavours of Open Access exist, though they are not very strictly defined, the most commonly accepted versions are Green OA and Gold OA.
Green Open Access - Published articles are hosted on third-party repositories or self-archived by the authors themselves as subject to any embargo imposed by their publishers. Usually, the publisher holds the copyrights to the content, in which case there may be restrictions and additional fees involved in order to reuse any material.
Gold Open Access - All peer-reviewed papers are hosted by the publisher and made publicly available permanently from the moment of publishing. Authors retain the copyrights, most commonly licensed under the CC BY License, which is the least restrictive version when it comes to reuse.
Boffin Access is a Gold OA publisher. While we do encourage authors to self-archive their publications and we do not place any restrictions on archiving, we want readers to be able to access all of our publications in a centralised location. In addition, we are working towards making our content indexed in globally recognised Open Access repositories. During the peer-review process, our editorial staff communicates with the reviewers and the corresponding author to help refine the manuscript so as to meet publishing quality standards. Post-publishing, we keep track of articles to provide meaningful metrics to the authors as a way to measure the impact factor. As our organization is growing, we rely on article processing charges to ensure that we scale our policies, practices and operations in a sustainable method to deliver quality content readers expect from Boffin Access’ journals.
Article processing charges varies from journal to journal and are only made if an article is accepted for publication (there is no charge for submission). The corresponding author can pay the fee on Boffin Access’ online payment portal or contact the editorial staff to make a direct transfer. Boffin Access Limited also offer a membership program to support scholars who publish quite frequently in open access. For further queries feel free to contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
In the event that an author decides to withdraw after paying the charges, a minimal processing fee will be deducted from the refund.