Open Access Policy
This journal provides open access to all of its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Such access is associated with increased readership and increased citation of an author's work. For more information on this approach, see the Public Knowledge Project, which has designed this system to improve the scholarly and public quality of research, and which freely distributes the journal system as well as other software to support the open access publishing of scholarly resources.
Authors may be asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data , if practicable, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.