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Open Access Publishing Options

Gold Open Access

All ASA, CSSA, and SSSA journals offer gold open access publishing under two licensing options. If your funding agency requires open access, choose one of these options to provide immediate open access to the publication. Authors who choose one of these options may immediately deposit the final published version into a repository to remain compliant with funding requirements. Check the journal's Instructions to Authors for specific open access article processing charges.

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•    CC BY https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
In summary: You may share immediately with attribution. Open access articles may be posted on an author’s personal Website, funder and institutional repositories, and article sharing sites.
•    CC BY-NC-ND https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ 
In Summary: You may share immediately with attribution, but not for commercial or derivative purposes. Open access articles may be posted on an author’s personal Website, funder and institutional repositories, and article sharing sites. This license permits noncommercial copying and redistribution of articles with proper attribution, and prohibits distribution of derivative content.

 

Journals for which authors may choose to pay an open access article processing charge to make a paper open access:

Agronomy Journal
Crop, Forage & Turfgrass Management
Crop Science
Journal of Environmental Quality
Journal of Plant Registrations
Natural Sciences Education
Soil Science Society of America Journal
Vadose Zone Journal (for papers submitted before 1 Nov. 2017)

Journals for which all papers are published open access:

Agricultural and Environmental Letters
The Plant Genome
Urban Agriculture & Regional Food Systems
Vadose Zone Journal (for papers submitted 1 Nov. 2017 and later)

 

Green Open Access

Authors with an open access requirement mandated by a funding agency should purchase one of the two gold open access options with funds designated for publication charges by the funding agency. For other repository requirements, authors may post a PDF of the accepted version of a paper to funder and institutional repositories and/or employer’s sites after a 12-month embargo. Authors may post accepted papers to their own personal websites. The doi link must appear on the PDF.