Open Access Policy

Journal is published open access under the CC-BY 4.0 Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 (CC BY 4.0) licence. The journal provides open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

The journal aims to comply with all DOAJ criteria and the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI).

Articles will be published online immediately after the final corrections of the master proof have been made, and in print grouped in an Issue. Articles are assigned a DOI number (Digital Object Identifier) for citation and other purposes.

We join to the Initiative for Open Citations (i4OC) which is a multi-stakeholder project to make scholarly citation data openly available to enable the creation of new and better metrics.
We are members of the The Initiative for Open Abstracts (I4OA) which is a collaboration between scholarly publishers, infrastructure organizations, librarians, researchers and other interested parties to advocate and promote the unrestricted availability of the abstracts of the world's scholarly publications, particularly journal articles and book chapters, in trusted repositories where they are open and machine-accessible.