Open Access License fee for Non-Members Starting January 2022
The American College of Gastroenterology launched the ACG Case Reports (ACGCR) journal in 2013 in response to an unmet need for a journal easily accessible to GI fellows and new gastroenterologists who are eager to contribute to the expanding field of GI literature. The Journal’s editorial board consists of GI fellows who are fully committed to the publishing of high-quality and unique case reports to help better understand ailments seen in GI. As a Gold, Open Access (OA) journal, ACGCR offers free access to readers, allowing for any person in the world to access a growing literature of GI-related case reports.
ACGCR continues to grow each year. In its first year, the Journal received 153 submissions and in 2021, the Editorial Board evaluated 1,166 manuscripts! In the past two years alone, the submission rate has risen by 28%. In order to have a steady acceptance rate, the journal has increased its volume of pages each year. After industry analysis and examination of the rising publication costs, starting in January 2022, articles accepted for publication in ACGCR will have an OA fee of $500 USD for authors who are not members of the ACG. Note that there will continue to be no publication fee for ACG Members.
The ACG worked with the journal publisher, Woulters Kluwer, to keep the OA fee low compared to other case report journals. Authors are encouraged to join the ACG prior to manuscript submission. As the corresponding author signs the OA license, the Journal prefers the corresponding author be the representing member to obtain a waiver.
Visit our membership page for more information on how to join the ACG community and membership benefits, including how to access resources and opportunities to keep on top in the field of GI.
The annual membership dues for residents or trainees is $25 per year.
About Open Access Publication
License to Publish: At submission, authors must certify their understanding of the OA requirement for ACGCR. In addition, the corresponding author must complete a license to publish form on behalf of all authors at the time of original submission or revision. A copy of the license form is made available to the corresponding author during the Editorial Manager submission process and can be uploaded with the manuscript files.
Authors Retain Copyright: Authors retain their copyright for all articles published open access. Authors grant Wolters Kluwer an exclusive license to publish the article and the article is made available under the terms of a Creative Commons user license.
Creative Commons License: Open access articles will be freely available to read, download and share from the time of publication. ACGCR encourages authors to select the CC BY-NC-ND Creative Commons 4.0 license defined below. A CC-BY license is available for authors only when their funding source requires it. Questions regarding licenses can be directed to the Editorial Office.
- Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs (CC BY-NC-ND)
This license is the most restrictive of the six main licenses, only allowing others to download your works and share it with others as long as they credit you, but they cannot change the work in any way or use it commercially.
- Attribution (CC-BY)
This license lets others distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon your work, even commercially, as long as they credit you for the original creation. This is the most accommodating of licenses offered, and is typically used when mandated by funders.
Compliance with NIH and Other Research Funding Agency Accessibility Requirements: A number of research funding agencies now require or request authors to submit the post-print (the article after peer review and acceptance but not the final published article) to a repository that is accessible online by all without charge. As a service to our authors, Wolters Kluwer identifies to the National Library of Medicine (NLM) articles that require deposit and transmits the post-print of an article based on research funded in whole or in part by the National Institutes of Health, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, or other funding agencies to PubMed Central. The License to Publish provides the mechanism. Wolters Kluwer ensures that authors can fully comply with the public access requirements of major funding bodies worldwide.