A successful first year of open access - Harding - 2021 - International Wound Journal - Wiley Online Library
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"In 2001, the International Wound Journal has successfully completed the transition to become an open access journal. The great advantage of the transition is that everyone was able to read the journal irrespective of specialty, host institution or location.
Our decision to transition was not taken lightly, and several environmental factors drove this change. As discussed in our editorial at the end of last year1, open access publishing creates more a permissive use and sharing of authors articles, which in turn helps to increase the dissemination of their research. Since the International Wound Journal has a global authorship base, many of whom are in regions where open access publication is accelerating; the change was necessary for continued growth. As many institutions and global funders create open access policies and mandates for their authors our responsibility as editors is to ensure, we meet the needs of our authors. The reality is that many journals have already moved to this model, given the requirement of so many agencies for immediate open access. As such, we wanted to lead the way in the wound care space and embrace the evolving trend early.
So how have we done? How successful has the transition been? ..."