Open Access Publishing Options for Authors in Nutrition Society Journals

Open Access Publishing Options for Authors in Nutrition Society Journals

A number of funding agencies and institutions now mandate Open Access publication of work that they support. The Nutrition Society journals are fully compliant with the requirements of the NIH, Wellcome Trust, RCUK, HHMI and many other funding bodies.

Our standard License to Publish form allows Open Access Archiving (including posting the Accepted Manuscript in an Institutional Repository or on PubMed Central). For further details on Open Access Archiving, please click here.

Authors can also choose the Cambridge Open Option (COO), which gives authors the option to make their articles freely available to everyone, immediately on publication. This service reflects The Nutrition Society and Cambridge’s commitment to further the dissemination of published academic information.

The COO programme allows authors to make their journal article freely available online in exchange for a one-off charge paid either by the authors themselves or by their associated funding body. This fee covers the costs connected with the publication process, from peer review of the submitted manuscript, through copy-editing and typesetting, up to and including the hosting of the definitive version of the published article online. Payment of this one-off fee entitles permanent archiving both by Cambridge University Press and by the author; in addition, it also enables anyone else to view, search and download an article for their use. The only condition for this is that the author and original source are properly acknowledged.

The Cambridge Open Option is only offered to authors upon acceptance of an article for publication and therefore has no influence on the peer review or acceptance procedure. All articles will continue to be handled in the normal manner with peer review, professional production and online distribution in Cambridge Journals Online. Articles will also be included in the relevant Abstracting & Indexing services and in CrossRef, and can have supplementary content (text, video or audio) added to their online versions. Cambridge will also deposit the article in any relevant repositories on the author’s behalf, where that is a condition of the funding body. Authors publishing under the COO programme in Nutrition Society journals will have the flexibility of a range of Creative Commons licenses, allowing them to choose whichever matches their particular funding and publishing requirements.

The Cambridge Open Option is available to authors of articles in British Journal of Nutrition, Public Health Nutrition, Proceedings of the Nutrition Society and Nutrition Research Reviews. More information about Open Access, including the current Article Processing Charges, can be found here.