Open Access


Open Access is a publication model where neither readers nor a reader's institution are charged for access to articles or other resources. Users are free to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of papers published under a CC-BY-NC copyright license and use these articles for any non-commercial purpose.

Papers published under a CC-BY license may be distributed, reproduced or adapted for commercial advantage without the prior written consent of DMP. 

Published research is the foundation for progress in medicine and science. Open Access publishing therefore leads to wider dissemination of information and increased efficiency in science, by providing:

  • Open Access to the widest audience
    As a researcher, publishing in an open access journal allows anyone with an interest in your work to read it - and that translates into increased usage and impact.

  • Open Access to ideas
    Whether you are a patient seeking health information, an educator wishing to enliven a lesson plan, or a researcher looking to formulate a hypothesis, making papers freely available online provides you with the most current peer-reviewed scientific information and discoveries.

Dove Medical Press (DMP) publishes many of its articles under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial license (CC-BY-NC). This allows for the non-commercial reuse of the published paper so long as the published paper is fully attributed. Commercial re-use (see sections 4 and 5 here) can only be undertaken with the permission of the publisher.

DMP offers authors whose articles are funded by the organisations listed here (under the CC-BY heading) the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) license. This license permits the reuse for commercial purposes (see sections 4 and 5 here), but still requires that the article is fully attributed. 

Authors who publish with DMP retain the copyright and moral rights in their work. DMP are entitled to manage permissions for commercial use of the author's published paper. 

Updated 14 July 2016