Nature Medicine

As part of the ongoing changes in scientific publishing, which aim to increase the readership, reach and impact of published research, many journals are moving from the traditional, subscription-based publishing model to an Open Access (OA) model. Under a gold OA model, an article is made freely available online when published, rather than being behind a paywall. Payment for publication is made by the authors’ institutions or funding bodies, who pay an Article Processing Charge (APC) when the manuscript is accepted.