Open Access Statement

Journal of Characterization (JCHAR) publishes fully open access journal, which means that all articles are available on the internet to all users immediately upon publication. 

All the original articles and review papers published in JCHAR journal are free to access immediately from the date of publication. 


Journal of Characterization (JCHAR) don’t charge any fees for any reader to download articles and reviews for their own scholarly use.

Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.  

Copyright of the layout and design of Journal of Characterization articles remains with the journal and cannot be used in other publications. 

Journal of Characterization also operates under the Creative Commons Licence CC-BY-NC-ND. 


All authors publishing with the JCHAR accept these as the terms of publication.

Benefits of open access for Authors include:

  • Free access for all users worldwide
  • Authors retain copyright to their work
  • Increased visibility and readership
  • Rapid publication
  • No spatial constraints