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MSD Publications - Open Access

We sincerely abide by the values of Open Access publishing. Commercialization of the publishing industry in the last half-century made public access to scientific literature expensive, starkly so for people belonging to poorer economies. We believe in every individual’s right of equal access to information. With the internet becoming a common utility more so than ever around the world, the best way to work towards equality is to make humanity’s finest resource, our cumulative knowledge, available to everyone without any constraints.

Open access means content in our journals is accessible freely to users such as persons or institution without any charge. Users are allowed to copy, read, download, search, distribute, print, or link to the full texts of any of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without taking any prior permission from the author or publisher. This is in accordance with the DOAJ definition of open access.

Above all, when publishing with MSD Publications authors retain the copyrights to their papers. All articles in our journals are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, commonly known as CC BY. As outlined by Creative Commons, reuse of any material under this license is bound to the following terms:terms:

Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.

No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.

Our business model is a reflection of our ideals. We archive all articles indefinitely and make them public from the moment of publishing, we also encourage authors to self-archive to increase visibility. Open Access method of publishing accelerate disclosing of new found discoveries, putting entire fields of studies on an accelerated path towards future growth.

We at MSD Publications, by ensuring that scholarly work we endorse is always phenomenal set ourselves apart from others. Promoting author profiles, research projects and topics of interest among various research spheres is part of our vision to create opportunities for new partnerships and collaborations on a global scale. We reach out to academics and professionals from all over the world, this not only widens our outlook but also gives us a chance to explore a diverse set of scholastic endeavors. Likewise, having an international team of editors is part of an ongoing strategy to keep our publications fresh and relevant across all disciplines.