I've just submitted a paper to an open access journal which operates with the Creative Commons license. Details here:
The subject of the paper is an algorithm and I may yet decide to publish it. To quote the journal:
'The agreement with the journal concerns corrections and republication.'
Therefore I'm sure they will not mind if I try to take commercial advantage. However, I'm unsure whether from the other side the patent process might not be affected by the fact that a paper has been published.
Can anyone shed some light on this?