Submission Preparation Checklist
As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
- The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
- The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
- Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
- The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
- The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
Copyright, Open Access, Permission to Reuse and Fees
Authors retain their copyright in the article. We ask from authors, an exclusive license (or, for those who cannot grant this, a non-exclusive license) that allows us to publish the article in BHTY (including any derivative products) and any other BHTY products, and allows us to sublicense such rights and all subsidiary rights.
We ask the corresponding author to grant this exclusive license (or non-exclusive for who cannot) on behalf of all authors and inserting in the manuscript on submission the following statement:
“The Corresponding Author has the right to grant on behalf of all authors and does grant on behalf of all authors, a worldwide license to the Publishers and its licensees in perpetuity, in all forms, formats and media (whether known now or created in the future), to publish, reproduce, distribute, display and store the Contribution, to translate the Contribution into other languages, create adaptations, reprints, include within collections and create summaries, extracts and/or, abstracts of the Contribution, to create any other derivative work(s) based on the Contribution, to exploit all subsidiary rights in the Contribution, the inclusion of electronic links from the Contribution to third party material where-ever it may be located; and, to license any third party to do any or all of the above.”
This license allows authors to use their own articles for their own non-commercial purposes without seeking permission from us. Only if the use is commercial do we require knowledge about it.
Permissions for authors
Authors may use their own articles for the following non-commercial purposes without asking our permission (subject only to acknowledging first publication in BHTY and giving a full reference or web link, as appropriate).
- Posting a pdf of their own article on their own personal or institutional website, for which no charge for access is made.
- Making a reasonable number of copies for personal or non-commercial professional use. This includes the contributor’s own teaching purposes.
- Republishing part or all of the article in a book or other publication edited by the author (except for multiple contributions in the same book or publication, for which permission needs to be granted by BHTY
- Using individual figures or tables or extracts of text in other publications published by a third party.
- Using the article in a course pack or compilation (whether paper or electronic) in the authors’ institution. This does not apply if a commercial charge is made for the compilation or training program.
Third parties: Permission to reuse
Anyone other than the author of a paper who wants to reproduce an article from BHTY needs to seek BHTY permission. Fees may apply.
Please contact the publisher at firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
BHTY’s open access articles include any research articles published (irrespective of who funded the research) and articles based on work funded by a funding organization that requires open access publication—that is, requires its grant recipients to deposit publications arising out of the funded work to be deposited in PubMed Central open access repository.
BHTY publishes these articles under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC BY-NC 4.0) license that allows reuse subject only to the use being non-commercial and to the article being fully attributed (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0). Articles funded by organizations that mandate publication with a Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY 4.0) license, which permits reuse for commercial purposes subject to the article being fully attributed (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0), are published with this license. BHTY makes all open access articles freely available on BHTY website from the date of publication.
Open access articles can be identified by the Creative Commons copyright statement that appears at the end of the article and takes the following form:
“This is an open access article distributed in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC BY-NC 4.0) license, which permits others to distribute, adapt, enhance this work non-commercially, and license their derivative works on different terms, provided the original work is properly cited and the use is non-commercial. See: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0.”
“This is an open access article distributed in accordance with the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY 4.0) license, which permits others to distribute, adapt and enhance this work, for commercial use, provided the original work is properly cited. See: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0.”
BHTY will also send these articles, without further intervention from the author, to PubMed Central, the National Library of Medicine’s full text article archive, where they will be made fully available in future in PubMed’s open access subset.
The PubMed Central open access subset is a subset of the total collection of articles in PubMed Central. These articles “are still protected by copyright, but are made available under a Creative Commons or similar license that generally allows more liberal (re)distribution and reuse than traditional copyrighted work.” For all research articles except those funded by an organization that mandates CC-BY, BHTY license allows reuse with attribution of the origin of the article (a full citation) for non-commercial use only. For commercial use permission must be sought from the publisher.
Author charges for research: open access
The full text of research articles published in BHTY is immediately accessible on the BHTY website for all viewers. To support this we now ask authors to pay an open access fee of $850.00 US on acceptance of their paper. Peer review consideration of research articles is not related to the ability to pay.
There are no refunds for Open Access articles once published.
For non-research articles published, there is no fee.