1. Providing direct open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports greater global knowledge exchange;
  2. Allows the author to hold copyright and maintain publishing rights without restrictions;
  3. Deposit content with long-term digital preservation or filing programs;
  4. Use DOI as a permanent identifier;
  5. Include machine-readable CC license information in the article;
  6. Allowing reuse and mixing content generously, according to the CC BY-SA license;
  7. Can Provide Provides article-level metadata for indexers and aggregators;
  8. Has a deposit policy that is registered with the registry deposit policy, e.g. Garuda.