Aims and Scope
AboutOpen is an open access, peer-reviewed journal publishing real world evidence and other clinical studies, reviews and point of views, case series, and single clinical cases that contribute to increase our knowledge and experience in clinical medicine, pharmacy, healthcare technology and other healthcare related disciplines. Accepted articles span the full spectrum of medical science, pharma, biotech and healthcare technology and can be published either in English or in local languages with English abstract. AboutOpen considers for publication original contribution not previously published in any language or country and not under consideration for publication elsewhere and is addressed to researchers and health professionals of all levels, who will find openly accessible literature on their specialty, with no paywall and no registration.
AboutOpen is published continually: accepted articles will be posted online immediately after final acceptance of proofs by the author. All articles are assigned a DOI number on acceptance enabling their immediate citation.
Peer Review Process
Papers submitted to AboutOpen are subject to a rigorous peer review process, to ensure that the research published is valuable for its readership. New submissions are first assigned to the Editor in Chief who will assess its appropriateness for the journal. If it is not deemed appropriate it will be rejected immediately. Submissions considered for publication will be assigned to a Subject Editor who will independently run the peer review process, engaging usually at least two expert reviewers. Reviewers submit comments which will assist the Subject Editors and the Editor in Chief on the final decision. About Open applies a single-blind review process and does not disclose the identity of its reviewers.
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Open access and copyright
Authors contributing to AboutOpen agree to publish their articles under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) license, which allows third parties to copy and redistribute the material providing appropriate credit and a link to the license but does not allow to use the material for commercial purposes and to use the material if it has been remixed, transformed or built upon.
Manuscripts funded by the Wellcome Trust, RCUK, and other organizations with the same requirements, Open Access papers are published under the Creative Common Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0).
Authors are permitted and encouraged to post any version of their manuscript to personal or institutional websites, in repositories and similar, prior to and after publication (while providing the bibliographic details of that publication).
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