About Open Access

What is ‘Open Access’ publishing?
All research articles published on the SpringerOpen journal platform are open access and immediately accessible upon publication on www.springeropen.com/content and via SpringerLink .
SpringerOpen Access license agreement in brief
Anyone is free:
to copy, distribute, and display the work
to make derivative works
to make commercial use of the work
Under the following conditions:
the original author must be given credit
for any reuse or distribution, it must be made clear to others what the license terms of this work are
any of these conditions can be waived if the authors gives permission.
Detailed information can be found at www.springeropen.com/authors/license
What is the Creative Commons Attribution License?
Authors publishing in an open access journal retain the copyright to their work, licensing it under the Creative Commons Attribution License (see current version 3).
This license allows articles to be freely downloaded from the website, and also allows articles to be re-used and re-distributed without restriction, as long as the original work is correctly cited.

Who can access Insights into Imaging?
Our open access policy ensures high visibility and maximum exposure for your work – anyone with online access can read your article.

Who holds the copyright of open access articles?
Open access publishing means that the article can be freely redistributed and reused by the authors and others as long as the article is correctly attributed. For example, your published article can be posted on your personal or institutional homepage, emailed to friends and colleagues, printed and sent to as many people as you wish, archived in a collection, distributed on CD-ROM, included in course-packs, quoted in the press, translated and further distributed as often and widely as possible.
Read the full Creative Commons license here

What is the Article Processing Charge?
The traditional business model in scientific publishing relies on restricting access to published research, in order to recoup the costs of the publication process. This restriction of access to published research prevents full use being made of digital technologies, and is contrary to the interests of authors, funders and the scientific community as a whole. The traditional subscription-based model is also becoming increasingly unsustainable, as increasing amounts of research is being published whilst library budgets remain static.
In contrast, the open access publishing model treats publication as the last phase of the research process. Article-processing charges (APCs) cover the cost of the publication process to allow free and immediate access to the research articles. APCs ensure transparency and allow publishers to compete to provide the best service at the best price. By coupling the cost of publication to research budgets, APCs ensure that the journal publishing system can cope with an ever increasing volume of research.
See further information on the Article Processing Charge here

Are articles be indexed in PubMed?
Insights into Imaging is indexed in PubMed Central, and is also searchable via the Entrez Search System of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. All articles published in SpringerOpen journals are included in many bibliographic databases so that your work can be found easily and cited by researchers and clinicians around the world. All articles in journals published by BioMed Central are also included in PubMed.

Note that because the full text of all BioMed Central research articles is available without registration or subscription, search engines such as Google also index them, greatly increasing their visibility. All BioMed Central research articles are indexed by the science focussed search engine, Scirus. BioMed Central also participates in CrossRef and the Open Citation Project, allowing direct linking from citations to an article elsewhere to the full text of that article in a BioMed Central journal.