Open Access Policy

Pipeline Science and Technology is a peer reviewed, open access journal where the Pipeline Transport Institute pays for the publishing costs incurred by the journal. Authors do not have to pay any Article Processing Charge or Open Access Publication Fee.

All articles published open access will be immediately and permanently free for everyone to read, download, copy and distribute. Permitted reuse is defined by the following user license:

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial (CC BY-NC): for non-commercial purposes, lets others distribute and copy the article, and to include in a collective work, as long as they give appropriate credit (with a link to the formal publication through the relevant DOI) and provided they do not alter or modify the article.The full details of the license are available at

If you need to comply with your funding body policy you can apply for a CC BY license after your manuscript is accepted for publication.

For open access publishing, this journal uses a copyright transfer agreement. Authors will transfer copyright to the Pipeline Transport Institute, but will have the right to share their article in the same ways permitted to third parties under the relevant user license, as well as certain scholarly usage rights.