A few days after your article is accepted, the corresponding author will receive a link via email to the ‘Author Query Application’ at Springer Nature’s website, where you can arrange the copyright of your article and order ‘Open Access’, offprints, or printing of illustrations in colour, if you wish so. Once the Author Query Application has been completed, your article will be processed and you will receive a link to the proof of your article via email. We ask the corresponding author for vigilance about both these emails, so that the publication of your article is not delayed.
Copyright & Open Access
The Asian Bioethics Review is part of Springer Nature’s “Open Choice” programme. This means you have the choice to either publish under the traditional subscription-based model, or under the ‘Open Access’ model. A few days after your article has been accepted, the corresponding author will receive a link via email to the ‘Author Query Application’ at Springer Nature’s website, where this choice can be made.
- You transfer the copyright to Springer Nature and the National University of Singapore, to grant us exclusive publication and dissemination rights
- You do not pay any ‘Article Processing Charges’ (APC)
- Readers need to pay a subscription fee for full access to your article
Nevertheless, if you chose this option, Springer Nature currently has a Free2Read programme where everybody can read your article online (but not download or print it), even if they do not pay a subscription fee. Springer Nature currently also has an agreement with PubMed Central where all our articles become ‘Free Access’ 12 months after inclusion in a journal issue. However, as you have transferred the copyright of your article, these two programmes are not guaranteed.
‘Open Access’ Model:
- You keep the copyright of your article
- You pay Springer Nature ‘Article Processing Charges’ (APC)
- Everyone has full access to your article
You can find more information about rights, permissions and licensing policy on Springer Nature’s website: https://www.springer.com/gp/authors-editors/journal-author/journal-author-helpdesk/before-you-start
Offprints & Colour Illustrations
Online publication of illustrations in colour is free of charge. For colour in the print version, authors will be expected to contribute towards the extra cost, in line with official Springer Nature guidelines. Illustrations printed in colour, as well as any offprints can be ordered by the corresponding author via the ‘Author Query Application’ at Springer Nature’s website. It has to be noted that the cost of offprints or illustrations printed in colour is not included in the APC for Open Access.
Once the Author Query Application has been completed, your article will be processed and you will receive a link to the proof of your article via email. The purpose of the proof is to check for typesetting errors and the completeness and accuracy of the text, tables and figures. Substantial changes in content, e.g., new results, corrected values, title and authorship, are not allowed without the approval of the Editorial Team.
We reserve the right to make amendments considered necessary to achieve ABR’s stylistic and formatting standards. This may include changes with a view to:
- eliminating errors of typing, grammar, syntax, punctuation, spelling, and idiom;
- eliminating ambiguity, illogicality, tautology, circumlocution and redundancy;
- producing accuracy and coherence; and
- improving the mode of expression and style of writing.
After online publication, further changes can only be made via the separate publication of an Erratum.
Online Publication & Inclusion in a Journal Issue
After proofing, we publish your article online as soon as it has completed the production process. All articles are subsequently included in a journal issue, as part of a year volume.
All authors are encouraged to share their social media handles with us, as well as the social media handles of the institutions and organisations they are affiliated with, so that we can help promote the publication of their article.
Currently, we focus on Twitter and LinkedIn as our main social media platforms, but we still have a passive presence on Facebook; do let us know if you prefer us to promote your article via Facebook as well. Over time, our social media policy will evolve, of course, as we aim to contribute to the online bioethics community, on whichever platform it thrives.