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Institutional Memberships

Herald Scholarly Open Access is a heading Open Access publisher with peer-reviewed journals covering a wide range of scholastic disciplines. When publishing in any of Herald’s journals, authors hold the copyright of their article, which is openly circulated under the Creative Commons Attribution License, permitting the unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction of the article in any medium, provided the original work is appropriately referred to.

We are pleased to offer associations and institutions a substantial method for supporting Open Access empower their faculty and research members to disseminate their works as broadly as could be allowed under the Open Access plan of action. In all cases, we offer adaptability of payment alternatives, fast-tracked papers, and there are no concealed expenses all are intended to help to secure your institutional membership and meet consistence prerequisites.

Keeping in mind the end goal to cover the costs of publication, Article Processing Charges are needed for accepted manuscripts. These nominal charges apply only to the peer-reviewed contributions (e.g., research articles, review articles) while other contributions (e.g., publications) are published free of charge.

The Herald Scholarly Open Access membership program, initiated to fulfill the vision of making Healthcare & Scientific Information Open Access, empowers scholastic and research institutions, societies, groups, subsidizing associations and corporations to actively support Open Access in scholarly publishing.

Herald offers two separate sorts of Open Access Institutional Memberships to organizations that might want to enable their authors to publish their research in an Open Access journal without needing to specifically bring about any Article Processing Charges.

Annual Membership

Annual Membership is dependent upon an even rate payment that covers all accepted articles that have one or more authors from the member institute. The expense of the membership hinges on the research yield level of the institute and its historical publishing pattern in Herald journals. Herald will give a citation upon solicitation to any intrigued institute.

By having this Annual Membership, organizations can empower their authors to publish in Herald Scholarly Open Access journals without needing to manage and pay the Article Processing Charges from their individual research budget. The level rate framework empowers the member institute to know their expense for the following 12 months, paying little mind to the amount of articles that may be submitted or accepted for publication. Herald will provide a new quotation for membership renewal about three months before the lapse of the current membership. Annual Membership periods may be synchronized with the calendar or monetary year at the member institute by allocating its cost for a fraction of a year, if so coveted by the member institute.

Prepaid Membership

Prepaid Membership is dependent upon a payment from the organization that will be used to cover the Article Processing Charges of their researchers. Member institutes ought to deposit an initial amount of at least $5,000 with a specific end goal to start their membership and they will appropriate an automatic discount of 10% for any publication charges that are paid from their record. Members of this program can add additional funds to their record sometime or another in time. Member organizations will have admittance to live reports with itemized data about each one article that has been paid by means of their enrollment.

Moreover, Herald will create institutional web pages for all major universities and research centers that list the articles from each institute that will be published in Herald’s journals. These institutional web pages might be utilized both as a showcase of an institute’s research published with Herald, and as a report for librarians and university administrators to evaluate the level of contribution of their personnel in Herald journals.

Assuming that you are intrigued by joining Herald's Open Access Institutional Membership program, or you have any inquiries, please contact: mail@heraldopenaccess.com

Membership is now accessible for the scientific societies/corporatecompanies/universities/institutes/individuals/students.

  • Individual membership - for scientists, educators, researchers & industry professionals.
  • Institutional membership - for research/educational institutes, universities, societies & associations
  • Corporate membership - for companies, corporations & industries
  • Membership fees
  • How to apply; and
  • Registered Members.

Individual membership

Annual membership

  • Member can submit unsolicited number of articles to any of the Herald journals.
  • Member will get a prestigious declaration of Annual membership from Herald Scholarly Open Access.

Three-year membership

  • Member can submit unsolicited number of articles to any of the Herald journals.
  • Member will get a prestigious declaration of Three-year membership from Herald Scholarly Open Access.
  • Members will be honored by giving the title MAHSOA [Member, Association of Herald Scholarly Open Access] For example: Dr. B. Robert Ph.D., MAHSOA.

Institutional membership

Annual membership

  • Registered University/Institute can submit unsolicited number of articles to any of the Herald journals.
  • Registered Institute/University will get a prestigious certificate of Annual membership from Herald Scholarly Open Access.
  • Registered Institute/University logo will be displayed in the Herald Scholarly Open Access website with an articulation "upheld by".

Three-year membership

  • Registered Institute/University can submit unsolicited number of articles to any of the Herald journals.
  • Registered Institute/University will get a prestigious certificate of Three-year enrollment from Herald Scholarly Open Access.
  • Registered Institute/University logo will be displayed in the Herald Scholarly Open Access website with an articulation "underpinned by".

Five-year membership

  • Registered Institute/University can submit unsolicited number of articles to any of the Herald journals.
  • Registered Institute/University will get a prestigious certificate of Five-year enrollment from Herald Scholarly Open Access.
  • Registered Institute/University logo will be displayed in the Herald Scholarly Open Access website with an articulation "underpinned by".

Corporate membership

Annual membership

  • Registered Organization can submit unsolicited number of articles to any of the Herald journals.
  • Registered Organization will get a prestigious authentication of Annual membership from Herald Scholarly Open Access.
  • Advertisement banner of your products/services in Herald Scholarly Open Access website for a limited span of 1 month.
  • Registered Organization logo will be displayed in the Herald Scholarly Open Access website with a statement "supported by".

Three-year membership

  • Registered Organization can submit unsolicited number of articles to any of the Herald journals.
  • Registered Organization will get a prestigious authentication of Three-year membership from Herald Scholarly Open Access.
  • Advertisement banner of your products/services in Herald Scholarly Open Access website for a limited span of 45 days yearly.
  • Registered Organization logo will be displayed in the Herald Scholarly Open Access website with a statement "supported by".

Five-year membership

  • Registered Organization can submit unsolicited number of articles to any of the Herald journals.
  • Registered Organization will get a prestigious authentication of Five-year membership from Herald Scholarly Open Access.
  • Advertisement banner of your products/services in Herald Scholarly Open Access website for a limited span of 2 months yearly.
  • Registered Organization logo will be displayed in the Herald Scholarly Open Access website with a statement "supported by".

Membership plans

Plan Details

    1. Membership program (fee based, non-refundable)

    Based upon size of faculty:

    • Small (faculty up to 1500*) or for UK, JISC banding† 8-10 - US3,000 fee pa - this gives the subscribing body 1 free submission** in addition to 20% discount off all further submissions PLUS Fast track Publication
    • Medium (1501-3000*) or for UK, JISC banding† 5-7 - US$6,000 fee pa - this gives the subscribing body 2 free submissions** in addition to 20% discount off all further submissions PLUS Fast track Publication
    • Large (3001+*) or for UK, JISC banding† 1-4 - $10,000 fee pa - this gives the subscribing body 3 free submissions** plus 25% discount off all further submissions PLUS Fast track Publication

    2. Prepayment program: (credit based)

    Organization pays an altered sum as a credit to offset against future submission fees. Fixed discount given on all submissions.

    • Minimum initial Prepayment credit of US$7,500 providing 15% discount on all submissions PLUS Fast track Publication
    • Minimum top up/refill of $5,000 (we can suggest more suitable top up/refill credit based upon past use), ie. Including further payments once the initial or current credit level runs down.
    • Credit rolls over year on year, except if in the unlikely event the initial prepayment credit is not utilized by close of year 2 the program is terminated and credit lost.

    Herald Scholarly Open Access has all rights to change the above benefits where and when needed.

    Enrollment/Membership Fees

    Membership Annual Three years Five years
    Individual $ 5000 $ 10000 $ 15000
    University/Institute $ 10000 $ 18000 $ 25000
    Industries/Organizations $ 15000 $ 23000 $ 30000