Open Access
Open Access is a publishing model that provides immediate, subscription free access to the full text of published articles. Moreover, authors who publish in Open Access journals retain the copyright of their article. All articles published by Tobacco Prevention & Cessation are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication. To ensure digital preservation for the future, our electronic publications are archived with Portico.

Copyright. Authors submitting their work to Tobacco Prevention & Cessation retain the copyright of their work under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC-BY-NC 4.0) (

Tobacco Prevention & Cessation is an open-access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. 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.

Article Processing Charges: In the Open Access model, publication costs are usually covered by the author’s institution or research funds. These Open Access charges replace subscription charges and allow the publishers to make the published material freely available to all interested online readers. For 2015-2020 no Article Processing Charges exist, as the journal is supported by ENSP through an operating grant awarded by the European Commission to support the development of the journal. From 2021, articles that are accepted for publication will carry an Article Processing Charge unless submitted by an ENSP member organisation for which no Article Processing Charges apply. The amount of the Article Processing Charge will be commensurate with those of similar journals in the field, and will be announced in due course.

Membership: In 2021, after which Article Processing Charges will be issued, Full Members of the journal’s society, the European Network for Smoking and Tobacco Prevention (ENSP), will be able to publish their articles free of charge based on the agreement between the Publisher and the Society.
For details regarding ENSP membership please click HERE

Download statistics: The journal provides download statistics for each article published. These can be seen from the "stats" download tab next to each article. These refer to direct downloads from the journal website and does not indicate accesses from other websites or databases.

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