Authors of accepted original research manuscripts can choose to pay a free access fee to allow their articles to become freely accessible on the journal website immediately upon publication. The free access fee is $3000 per article and is charged in addition to other author charges (page charges, color reproduction charges, author alteration charges, and charges for reprint orders). For authors who elect not to pay the free access fee, articles will remain under access control for the first 12 months after publication.
Upon acceptance of an article, authors will receive an acceptance letter, which will include a link to the Free Access Choice Form. Authors interested in the free access publication option should follow this link, download the Free Access Choice Form, and return the completed form to the ASN Publications Office. Forms should not be submitted before a paper is accepted for publication. For authors who elect to pay the free access fee, the article will be made freely accessible immediately upon publication. The free access fee, along with the remainder of the author fees (page charges, color charges, and cost of reprints), will be billed after publication.
Authors who receive Wellcome Trust, Medical Research Council (MRC), or Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) funding can comply with the Wellcome Trust, MRC, and HHMI open access publishing requirements by selecting the American Society for Nutrition free access publishing option. The free access form includes a section in which authors can provide information on their Wellcome Trust, MRC, or HHMI grant. Effective approximately November, 2008, for new manuscript submissions, The American Society for Nutrition will deposit high resolution files and the final version of the article in PubMedCentral on behalf of Wellcome Trust and MRC authors who pay the free access fee and will authorize public posting on PubMedCentral and PubMedCentral mirror sites immediately. Authors will receive information during the manuscript submission process.