Licensing Policy

The Open Horizon Scientific Review (OHSR) is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that publishes original research articles in all areas of science and engineering. The journal is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0). This license allows anyone to reuse, redistribute, and adapt the work as long as they give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and license holders, and indicate if any changes were made.

Under the CC BY 4.0 license, authors retain copyright to their work and grant the journal a non-exclusive license to publish and distribute their work. Authors are free to distribute their work independently and to reuse it in other publications, provided that they give appropriate credit to the journal.

The following are some of the key benefits of using the CC BY 4.0 license for the OHSR:

  • Increased visibility and impact: Open access articles are more likely to be read and cited than traditional subscription-based articles. This is because open access articles are freely available to anyone with an internet connection.
  • Faster dissemination of research: Open access articles are published immediately after they are accepted for publication, which means that research findings can be shared with the scientific community more quickly.
  • Greater compliance with funding mandates: Many funding agencies now require that research funded by public money be published open access.

The OHSR encourages all authors to publish their work under the CC BY 4.0 license. This will help to ensure that the journal's research findings are freely accessible to everyone and that the journal's impact is maximized.

Here are some examples of how the CC BY 4.0 license can be used:

  • A researcher can publish their article in the OHSR and then post a preprint of the article on their own website or on a preprint server.
  • A textbook publisher can include an article from the OHSR in their textbook, provided that they give appropriate credit to the author(s) and license holders.
  • A news organization can republish an article from the OHSR on their website, provided that they give appropriate credit to the author(s) and license holders.
  • A student can use an article from the OHSR as a reference in their thesis or dissertation.

The CC BY 4.0 license is a powerful tool for promoting open access and sharing research findings with the world. The OHSR is committed to using this license to make its research freely accessible to everyone.