Free access to our scientific publications.

Scientific publications

Why rendering Telethon’s financed research accessible and available for all?

Telethon’s mission is to support and promote scientific research, both at the basic and clinical level, aimed at finding a cure for genetic diseases. Improving the visibility of our studies published in the most important international journals, which are subjected to peer-review, through free online access, is the best way of rendering Telethon’s financed research accessible and available not only to the scientific community, but also to our principal stake-holders – the patients and donors. Telethon believes that promoting free access to the results of our scientific research is in line with our mission and offers a contribution towards the international community as a whole. It is for this reason that in 2010 Telethon joined up with Europe PubMed Central (Europe PMC), the European version of the international open access archive service for scientific publications in the biomedical field (PMC). Open Access Policy requires that all original scientific research articles funded by Telethon must be deposited in the Open Access digital archives PubMed Central (PMC) and Europe PubMed Central (Europe PMC) and ensures that Telethon will cover the costs – where applicable – to publish the article as an “Open Access” article.

How to comply with Telethon’s Open Access Policy:

  • To be in compliance with our Open Access Policy, and BEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR ARTICLE TO A JOURNAL FOR PUBLICATION, you must check that the journal you would like to publish in is compliant with our policy and can be supported by our Open Access Model.
  • Choose the journal you want to publish in → Click on the link “List of Journals” to find the correct publisher for that journal → Follow the specific instructions found in “procedures for each publisher”.

Download all the documentation

For the purposes of compliance with the policy, before submitting an article, applicants must be familiar with the requirements of the journal in which they wish their work to be published. Applicants must also be familiar with the openings for Open Access support provided by Telethon. Select the journal for publication → open the “Lista dei giornali” (list of journals) file to find the publisher → Follow the steps provided: “procedura da seguire per i singoli editori” (procedure to be adopted for each publisher).

Key documents:

  1. The Open Access Policy
  2. List of Journals
  3. The procedures to follow for each single publisher
  4. The Open Access Request Form
  5. Guidelines
  6. FAQ
  7. Flowchart