Open Access

Currently, all of the journals published by Avestia are based on the Open Access (OA) model. Unlike traditional publishing, this model allows unrestricted and free access to the full content of the published articles, while publication costs are covered by the authors (or their respective institutes). Furthermore, permission is granted to the audience to distribute, copy, and use the material, given proper citation and referencing, while the copyright is retained by the authors. Consequently, visibility and distribution is maximized, often resulting in higher citations for quality articles. In the OA model, every article is subjected to peer-review by several experts in the field, and the overall publication process does not change with respect to traditional publishing models.