Liebert Open Access

Ensure maximum visibility, discoverability, and impact for your article with our Liebert Open Access (OA) Option

Does your research funder have an open access mandate or would you like to expand the dissemination of your research?

Liebert Open Option program allows authors to publish open access in our esteemed subscription-based journals.

The benefits of open option are:

- High visibility, open access articles are freely available online upon publication

- Easy compliance with open access mandates

- You retain copyright and the open access license allows for broad dissemination of your research

- You can freely share your article in repositories and research networks without restrictions

Identification and Marketing
Open access articles are listed with an OA icon in journal table of contents (TOC), TOC alerts, and marketing. Open access articles highlighted and promoted in targeted email announcements to thousands of research leaders in your field.

Copyright and Licensing
If you choose to publish open access with Liebert Open Access, you will retain copyright of your article and a creative commons license will be applied. The liberal Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 (CC BY) license is the default open access license used at Mary Ann Liebert Publishers. The CC-BY license allows which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly credited.

At this time we allow authors to choose between the CC-BY, CC-BY-NonCommercial or CC-BY-NonCommercial ShareAlike license. A limited number of journals offer NonCommercial licenses exclusively.

Ordering Open Access
Once your article has been accepted for publication in a journal, you will receive an email with information on ordering Liebert Open Option. If would like to get more information about Liebert Open Option or would like to order open access, please email

Publishing open access includes an article publication charge (APC) and authors are asked to fill out a short Open Option order form.  You can pay be credit card or receive an invoice. Please remember that traditional subscription journals can carry mandatory or optional author fees. The Open Option APC does not cover replace existing publication or author fees.

Publishing biomedical or biotechnology research?
Biomedical researchers should consider publishing in BioResearch Open Access, a fully open access peer reviewed journal dedicated to publishing top research in the biomedical and biotechnology fields. Please visit the journal for more information.

 *Please note that PubMedCentral, not the Publisher, has sole control over when the paper is made live on PMC.

Valuable benefits of OA available for download.

Is your Institution a member of the Liebert Author Advocacy Program?

The Liebert Author Advocacy Program (LAAP) provides valuable membership benefits for OA publication to institutional and funding organizations, and supports global funding mandates.  Authors who are affiliated with LAAP member institutions receive all the valuable benefits of Liebert OA article publication, and more.

For details, and to recommend institutional membership visit: or contact