All content published in Journal of Gastric Surgery is made freely available online to all under an Open Access model.

Please note, a publication fee applies to accepted submissions. The fee of 350€ + VAT is charged after the peer review process is complete and prior to publication.

There are no subscription fees and all content is available as full text in either PDF and/or HTML.


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Authors retain copyright of their article and have a choice of publishing under the following Creative Commons Licence terms:

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    Lets others distribute and copy the article, create extracts, abstracts, and other revised versions, adaptations or derivative works of or from an article (such as a translation), include in a collective work (such as an anthology), text or data mine the article, even for commercial purposes, as long as they credit the author(s), do not represent the author as endorsing their adaptation of the article, and do not modify the article in such a way as to damage the author's honour or reputation.
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    Lets others distribute, remix and build upon the work, but only if it is for non-commercial purposes and they credit the original creator/s (and any other nominated parties). 
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    For non-commercial purposes, lets others distribute and copy the article, and to include in a collective work (such as an anthology), as long as they credit the author(s) and provided they do not alter or modify the article.



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All content published on Journal of Gastric Surgery is digitally archived off site as well.

When issues are created copies of full text articles are deposited on CrossRef.

In addition, full backups are regularly performed by the site's hosting company and by Journal Editorial Services. 



Under the terms of the license, authors are entitled to deposit the final published version of their article in institutional and/or centrally organized repositories immediately upon publication, provided that Journal of Gastric Surgery is attributed as the original place of publication and that correct citation details are given. Authors are also strongly encouraged to deposit the URL of their published article, in addition to the PDF version.