Journal of Plant Physiology & Pathology (JPPP) successfully executes Hybrid model for its publications. The current scientific eraâs demanding need for hybridizing Subscription and Open option has led to the emergence of SciTechnol Refereed Hybrid Journal- Journal of Plant Physiology & Pathology that grants various advantages to its authors as well as the subscribers. The preference of researchers/authors for their articlesâ high visibility and usage, more citations, more readers and more feedback, that ultimately evaluates the h-index, has contributed significantly to the transition of SciTechnol subscription journals into Hybrid Journals. The open option thus sustains to be the mode of publication when scientific productivity and impact forms one of the loci of interest to the researchers.
A plant is a living organism of the kind exemplified by trees, shrubs, herbs, grasses, ferns, and mosses, typically growing in a permanent site, absorbing water and inorganic substances through its roots, and synthesizing nutrients in its leaves by photosynthesis using the green pigment chlorophyll.
SciTechnolâs Hybrid Journals offer authors the choice of publishing their work via customary method of access to articles via subscription OR open access (making individual articles freely available online) with a fee applicable to the authors, their institutions or funders. The Hybrid Model, hence, presents the authors with two options: to pay a publication charge (open option) OR not to pay the publication charge (subscription). A hybrid model means the basic business model of the journal is the subscription model though publishers offer authors the possibility to pay for Open Access. It offers authors of accepted research papers the choice to pay an article processing charge in order for their article to be made open access immediately upon publication.