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|Owner||BioOne, a 501(c)(3) non-profit|
|Address||21 Dupont Circle NW
|Copyright policy||Articles in Elementa are published under a Creative Commons Attribution License (CC-BY 3.0 Unported), whereby authors retain copyright to their work and allow others to copy, distribute, transmit, and adapt their work, provided proper attribution of authorship and source is given.
Open access ensures not only the widest dissemination possible, but also the greatest impact, by allowing others to cite, re-purpose, and build upon existing published research.
Articles published in Elementa are available for download in machine- as well as human-intelligible formats: HTML, PDF, EPUB3, Mobipocket, XML, and JSON.
|Complaint policy||If authors believe that their article has been erroneously rejected by Elementa, they should contact the appropriate Editor-in-Chief for consideration. Any other complaints should be directed to the editorial office.|
|Publication charge link||http://home.elementascience.org/for-authors/guidelines-for-authors/#publication-charges|
|Publication charge policy||Article Publication Charges
The costs of producing and maintaining Elementa are recovered by charging a publication fee to authors or research sponsors for each article accepted for publication. For our inaugural year (2013-2014), the publication fee is $1,450 for all article types except Comment and Reply, which is $650. Special Feature submissions consisting of 5 or more papers will automatically receive a 15% discount.
Authors who lack the funds to cover publication fees may request a waiver. In order to keep publication charges as low as possible, fee waivers are not automatically given but must be approved on a case-by-case basis, and authors from developing and transitional countries are given priority.
Data Publication Charges
For authors electing to archive datasets associated with their Elementa articles on Dryad, we will assume the cost of Dryad’s Data Publication Charge. That is, no additional charges will accrue to authors choosing to deposit datasets underlying articles published in Elementa. Dryad’s DPC covers the costs of data archiving and preservation, and allows datasets to be made available on an open-access basis.
|Initiatives||BioOne also digitizes and hosts 13 open access journals from a variety of non-profit publishing organizations, as a part of the BioOne Open Access collection, available at http://www.bioone.org.|
|Peer review policy||http://home.elementascience.org/for-authors/guidelines-for-authors/#submission-review-and-decision
Each of Elementa’s six knowledge domains are led by an Editor-in-Chief and supported by an international Board of Associate Editors, comprised of respected researchers in relevant fields. We are committed to providing Elementa authors with a fair and timely review process, constructive feedback, and a supportive environment. We publish articles that are methodologically sound, that are worthy of inclusion in the scholarly record, and that further research and discourse in the relevant field of study.
Our goal is to make initial decisions on submissions within 30 calendar days. After acceptance, the manuscript and supporting files will be immediately processed for publication, a process taking approximately 15 business days, if all supporting files are in order.