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Course: ORION MOOC for Open Science in the Life Sciences 2.0 (ORION_MOOC_2.0)
Glossary: Glossary: Open Science in the Life Sciences
Jean-Yves Chatelier

Open data

Data in an open format that can be freely used, re-used and shared by anyone for any purpose

Jennifer Stables

Journal of Immunology

This is a RoMEO GREEN journal. A paid open access option is available.

Joao Dias

IGI Global: is a open access publisher?

Colours of Sheroa/Romeo are ambiguous and not easy for researcher to understand if a publisher has a Open Access policy or not.
For example, the color of IGI Global is Blue, "Can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing) or publisher's version/PDF" and if we read the "General Conditions" says that "Publisher's version/PDF must be used"...
For a researcher this could be a Open Access publisher but not. They don't allow post-print, or pre print, and we need to pay APC "Article processing charge "...

The terms and definitions are not easy! We need to simplify this "taxonomy"!
Juan Alcaide Jimenez

Activity_Open Access Journal Policies


Revista Española de Salud Pública (ISSN: 1135-5727, ESSN: 2173-9110)


This is a RoMEO ungraded journal

Listed in:

DOAJ as an open access journal

- This journal's policies have not been checked by RoMEO.
- DOAJ says this is an open access journal, but this may only mean that it is freely available to read.
- Most open access journals also permit self-archiving and re-use, but some do not.
- Do not assume that self-archiving is allowed, unless it is published under a
Creative Commons license.
- Please contact the publisher for further information if necessary.
- Please
contact us if you wish to suggest adding this publisher properly to RoMEO

Published by:

Ministerio de Sanidad y Consumo



Nature Medicine (ISSN: 1078-8956, ESSN: 1546-170X)


This is a RoMEO yellow journal

Author's Pre-print:

  author can archive pre-print (ie pre-refereeing)

Author's Post-print:

  subject to Restrictions below, author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing)


  • 6 months embargo

Publisher's Version/PDF:

  author cannot archive publisher's version/PDF

General Conditions:

  • Research articles only
  • On author's personal website, institutional repository and funder designated repository
  • Publisher's version/PDF cannot be used
  • Authors retain copyright
  • Must link to publisher version
  • Published source must be acknowledged and DOI cited
  • Post-prints are subject to Springer Nature re-use terms

Mandated OA:

(Awaiting information)


  • Applies to Research articles only


Pre-print policy - Self-archiving policy - Post-print re-use terms


20-Sep-2018 - Suggest an update for this record

Link to this page:

Karolina Szlachcic

AIMS Public Health


AIMS Public Health (ESSN: 2327-8994)


This is a RoMEO green journal (Can archive pre-print and post-print or publisher's version/PDF)

Listed in:

DOAJ as an open access journal

Author's Pre-print:

author can archive pre-print (ie pre-refereeing)

Author's Post-print:

author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing)

Publisher's Version/PDF:

author can archive publisher's version/PDF

General Conditions:

  • On any website
  • Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0
  • Authors retain copyright
  • Publisher's version/PDF may be used

Mandated OA:

(Awaiting information)


  • Publisher last reviewed on 06/05/2016
  • All titles are open access journals


Kashmiri Lande

Expasy tool

An open resource tool in bioinformatics

Loredana Le Pera

Briefings in Bioinformatics - OA Policy

A paid open access option is available for this journal. 

Authors can archive pre-print (ie pre-refereeing); 

Authors can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing)

Authors cannot archive the publisher's version/PDF

Mafalda Laranjo

Servier Medical Art

Servier Medical Art is a life sciences image bank that provides you with thousands of professionally designed medical elements for your presentations and your scientific publications.

Marc Jofre

Open Science

Good information

Marie Weiel-Potyagaylo

PLoS Computational Biology (OA Policy)

The journal Open Access policies of PLoS Computational Biology are:

  • paid open access: yes
  • pre/post-print archiving: yes (pre- and post-print)
  • embargo period: none, OA journal
  • other restrictions/curiosities: authors retain copyright

PLoS Computational Biology is a RoMEO green journal.