For Author

Synsint Research Group adheres to the core principles of open access as defined by key declarations in the scientific literature, including the Budapest, Berlin, and Bethesda declarations. Our interpretation of open access encompasses the following criteria:

  1. Accessibility: Peer-reviewed literature is freely accessible without subscription or financial barriers. There are no delays in accessing content; materials are immediately available in an open-access format without embargo periods.

  2. Reusability: Published content, including data, graphics, and supplements, can be reused without seeking permission, provided proper citation to the original publication is provided.

In 2021, Synsint Research Group journals including Synthesis and Sintering transitioned to publishing articles under the Creative Commons Attribution License, specifically the latest version of the CC BY license. This licensing arrangement grants authors extensive rights, allowing their work to be linked, shared, and utilized by various platforms, search engines, and individuals free of charge. Proper accreditation to the source and original publisher is the sole condition for reuse.

We believe that open-access publishing facilitates the exchange of research across disciplines, encouraging interdisciplinary collaboration and providing global access to research findings. While our journals operate under the open-access model, we acknowledge the value of diverse forms of scholarly communication and publication, such as society-based publishing and conferences.

It’s important to note that certain articles, particularly reviews, may contain content for which Synsint Research Group does not hold the copyright or the right to re-license. Authors are advised to seek permission from the original copyright holders for such material.

Advantages of Open Access for Authors:

  1. Increased Visibility: Open access ensures high availability and visibility of published articles, as they are freely accessible over the internet without subscription or pay-per-view charges. This accessibility enhances the reach of authors’ work and increases its potential impact.

  2. Higher Citation Impact: Open-access articles tend to receive more citations due to their greater accessibility and publicity.