MCQ Info The Mathematical Citation Quotient (MCQ) measures journal impact by looking at citations over a five-year period.
Open access is a publishing model for scholarly communication that makes research information available to readers at no cost, as opposed to the traditional subscription model in which readers have access to scholarly information by paying a subscription (usually via libraries). Learn more
- Green: The full text of academic publications is deposited in a trusted repository, a publicly accessible database managed by a research organisation.
- Gold: The publication costs, known as article processing charges (APCs), are covered by authors or by their institutions. Most research funders support open access and are willing to cover the costs themselves.
- Diamond: Publication via diamond journals/platforms that do not charge author-facing publication fees (APCs). Diamond open access journals are usually funded via library subsidy models, institutions or societies.