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Open Access Information - Hybrid Journals

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) journals are continuing to serve authors of Original Research manuscripts by offering additional means of publication.

Authors publishing in one of the 11 "hybrid" journals can select whether their accepted, Original Research articles will be copyrighted as per the traditional model, or whether a Open Access Licensing Agreement is a better fit. Some funding agencies (eg, UK Research and Innovation [UKRI] or Wellcome Trust) now request or require that their funded authors use an Open Access Licensing Agreement.

In addition, JAHA – Journal of the American Heart Association and Stroke: Vascular and Interventional Neurology are the AHA’s fully Open Access journals.

Learn More About Open Access

We’ve assembled frequently asked questions surrounding copyright transfer and Open Access as it pertains to Original Research articles, such as: What does it mean to use the CTA? Or, what does it mean to use an AHA Open Access Agreement (1 of 3 Creative Commons licenses) for the purpose of having a published work be “Open Access”?

This PDF provides a breakdown of publishing costs, by type of agreement and includes a quick reference guide comparing the AHA Licensing Agreements.

Detailed information regarding publishing costs can be found in each journal's Author Instructions.