The really free and open
OJM provides unrestricted access to all its
Articles published in OJM receive a DOI and
are indexed in main indexes.
Articles are archived in main repositories.
Traditionally, authors submit their
manuscripts to scientific journals where
manuscripts were subjected to rounds of
peer-review until the manuscript was finally
accepted or rejected.
Self-publishing allows authors to publish
their works directly. As articles are published
in the submitted version, authors do not incur
in article processing charges or submission
charges so publishing is completely free.
The path to publishing a scientific paper has two major
obstacles: first, the editor of a journal has to decide that
a paper is potentially “interesting” enough for publication
in their journal; if it passes that threshold, it is then sent
out for “peer review” by two to four people chosen by the
Post-publication peer review
Reviews are submitted after publication, because the
paper needs to be publicly accessible in order for any
scientist to be able to review it.
Post publication peer review