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.
• 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:
Crop, Forage & Turfgrass Management
Journal of Environmental Quality
Journal of Plant Registrations
Natural Sciences Education
Soil Science Society of America Journal
Vadose Zone Journal
Journals for which all papers are published open access:
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.