Atlantis Press is a global open access publisher of scientific, technical and medical (STM) information. This means that all articles which are published in journals or proceedings series on our platform are open access and freely available from the moment of publication. We also believe that scholarly research is by its nature collaborative and that sharing of information is a crucial factor for advancing human knowledge and understanding. Atlantis Press is therefore a signatory of the STM Association’s Voluntary Principles for Article Sharing on Scholarly Collaboration Networks as well as a member of the Coalition for Responsible Sharing.
All articles on the Atlantis Press platform are “gold” open access and therefore freely available in perpetuity from the moment of publication with a Creative Commons (CC) end-user license attached. Under this model the costs of publishing can be covered either by Article Publication Charges (APCs) to Authors (or rather Authors’ institutions or research funders) which can vary by journal, or by the society or institution which owns and funds the journal, or a combination of both. Note that no fees will be charged for rejected articles and no surcharges will apply for the length of an article, for illustrations and figures (including color figures), and for supplementary data unless noted otherwise (refer to a publication’s Author Guidelines for further details). Moreover, the following article types will be exempted from paying any charges: editorials, corrigenda, errata, corrections, retractions and letters to/from the Editor.
Creative Commons user licenses define how readers can reuse open access articles published on our platform. Note that user licenses can differ per publication: for Atlantis Press proprietary journals and proceedings series a CC BY-NC 4.0 (Attribution-NonCommercial) license usually applies, but third-party-owned publications may prefer to attach different user licenses to their content. Please refer to https://creativecommons.org/licenses/ for an overview of all Creative Commons user licenses and to a publication’s Author Guidelines for further details on which user license may apply for a particular journal or proceedings. Note that once applied a Creative Commons user license is non-revocable and we therefore recommend Authors to check if their funding body requires a specific license. See the Creative Commons website for more information about what to consider before applying a user license (both for licensors and licensees).
Copyright is a legal intellectual property right, existing globally in many countries, which grants the creator(s) of an original work exclusive rights to determine and decide whether, and under what conditions, this original work may be used by others. Hence it governs how Authors (as well as their employers or funders), Publishers and the wider general public can use, publish and distribute articles.
In order for Atlantis Press to publish and disseminate research articles, we need publishing rights. For Atlantis Press proprietary journals and proceedings series this is determined by a publishing agreement between the Authors and Atlantis Press. As Atlantis Press is an open access publisher, this means that Authors sign an exclusive license agreement in which Authors retain copyright but license exclusive rights in their article to the Publisher. In this case, Authors have the right to:
Note that third-party-owned journals may have different publishing agreements in which copyright can either be retained by the Authors or be vested in the third party (either a society or institution) that owns the journal. Please refer to a publication’s Author Guidelines for publication-specific copyright information. Also note that different publishing agreements may apply to Authors who are government employees (e.g. U.S. government employees whose works created within the scope of their employment are considered to be public domain) or employees of certain inter-governmental organizations (e.g. the World Bank or World Health Organization).
Exclusive rights granted to the Publisher under the publishing agreement between Authors and Atlantis Press are:
Atlantis Press is a signatory of the STM Voluntary Principles for Article Sharing on Scholarly Collaboration Networks as well as a member of the Coalition for Responsible Sharing. We believe that scholarly sharing is essential to maximize the dissemination of knowledge and to enable research collaboration. Authors who publish in Atlantis Press publications can share their research in various ways depending on the article version they wish to share:
For more information about all aspects of scholarly sharing and for practical tools on how and where an article can be shared, please visit http://www.howcanishareit.com/.