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Open Access (OA) Statement

OA Publisher of Asian Medical Press Ltd (U.K.)

All journals published by Asian Medical Press Ltd are under an OA publishing model. All content of the journals is published with OA under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). All articles published with OA will be immediately and permanently free for everyone to read, download, copy, and distribute as defined by the applied license.

Free Access and Usage

Permitted third party reuse is defined by the CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license. This license allows users to copy and distribute the article under the following conditions:

  1. this is not done for commercial purposes and does not permit the further distribution of the article if it is changed or edited in any way.
  2. the user gives appropriate credit (with a link to the formal publication through the relevant DOI) and provides a link to the license, but does not in an any way imply that the licensor is endorsing the user or the use of the work.
  3. no derivatives including the remixing, transforming, or building upon of the material is allowed for distribution.

The complete details of the license are available at


For OA publishing, Asian Medical Press uses an exclusive licensing agreement. Even if authors transfer copyright to Asian Medical Press Ltd but will have the right to share their article in the same way permitted to third parties under the relevant user license, along with certain scholarly usage rights.

Questiones for OA

What is OA?

OA is the practice of providing unrestricted access via the Internet to peer-reviewed scholarly research. OA journals provide 'gold' open access, suggestig immediate open access to all of their articles on the publisher's website. 'Gold' OA for individual articles is funded by authors, institutions, funders, or sponsors who pay an OA article-processing charge (APC) after acceptance.

How will readers know articles are open access?

All OA articles will be marked with an icon bearing 'Open' on the full-text and PDF formats of the published work, and information on the type of creative commons license will be available on all article formats and listed in the article metadata.

If I publish in the AJO, does this make me compliant with my funding body requirements?

The AJO's services and policies ensure that authors can fully keep to the public access requirements of major funding bodies worldwide.