Open Access Policy

About Journal Publishing System 
This journal uses ULAKBİM Journal Systems v19.05.2, which is open source journal management and publishing software developed, supported, and freely distributed by the JournalPark (DergiPark) Project sponsored by TUBİTAK ULAKBIM.

Open Access Policy
The journal ensures instantly open access to make the articles freely available online global. Subscription is not required to reach the papers. All readers have open access to reading, downloading, and printing papers.
Journal does not charge any article submission or processing charges. There is not an open access publication fee for authors.

Open Access is defined as “the scientific literature which has been reviewed by the reviewers, through the internet; it is freely accessible, readable, downloadable, copied, distributed, printed, scanned, linked to full text, indexed, transmitted as data to the software and available for any legal purpose without financial, legal and technical obstacles.

Kocaeli Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Dergisi-Journal of Health Sciences of Kocaeli University (KOU Sag Bil Derg) adheres to the Budapest Open Access Initiative and defines its Open Access policy according to the definition developed in the original BOAI: According to the BOAI, Open Access, “the scientific literature which has been reviewed by the reviewers, through the internet; it is freely accessible, readable, downloadable, copied, distributed, printed, scanned, linked to full text, indexed, transmitted as data to the software and available for any legal purpose without financial, legal and technical obstacles.

By “open access” to [peer-reviewed research literature], we mean its free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself. The only constraint on reproduction and distribution, and the only role for copyright in this domain, should be to give authors control over the integrity of their work and the right to be properly acknowledged and cited.

[See, http://www.budapestopenaccessinitiative.org/boai-10-recommendations]

All articles published by Kocaeli Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Dergisi-Journal of Health Sciences of Kocaeli University (KOU Sag Bil Derg) are open access articles licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC 4.0) license. 

For more information on the conditions of the license please refer to: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/

All published authors accept the conditions of the license.

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