Free Access Publication Option

Publications Guidelines and Policies

Authors of accepted original research manuscripts can choose to pay a Free Access fee to allow their articles to become freely accessible on the journal website immediately upon publication. The Free Access fee is $3000 per article, and the CC-BY Free Access fee is $5000 per article. Free Access fees are charged in addition to other author charges (page charges, color reproduction charges, author alteration charges, and charges for reprint orders). For authors who elect not to pay the Free Access fee, articles will remain under access control for the first 12 months after publication.

Upon acceptance of an article, authors will receive an acceptance letter, which will include a link to the Free Access Choice Form. Authors interested in the free access publication option should follow this link, download the Free Access Choice Form, and return the completed form to the ASN Publications Office. Forms should not be submitted before a paper is accepted for publication. For authors who elect to pay a Free Access fee, the article will be made freely accessible immediately upon publication. The Free Access fee, along with the remainder of the author fees (page charges, color charges, and cost of reprints), will be billed after publication.

Authors who receive Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) funding can comply with the HHMI open access publishing requirement by selecting the American Society for Nutrition Free Access publishing option. Authors who receive Wellcome Trust, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, or Research Councils UK (RCUK) funding can comply with those funding agencies’ requirements by selecting the CC-BY Free Access publishing option. The Free Access Choice Form includes a section in which authors can provide information on their Wellcome Trust, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, RCUK, or HHMI grant. The American Society for Nutrition will deposit high-resolution files and the final version of the article in PubMedCentral on behalf of Wellcome Trust, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, RCUK, and HHMI authors who pay the free access fee and will authorize public posting on PubMedCentral and PubMedCentral mirror sites immediately. Authors will receive information during the manuscript submission process.

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