Q. How do I draft an informative open access policy for my scholarly journal?
Answered By: Emily Ursuliak Last Updated: Nov 09, 2017 Views: 24
Having a clear policy about copyright and open access is helpful to authors, readers, and the publisher:
- Authors can decide whether to submit to your journal and understand their ongoing rights to submitted content.
- Readers can understand how they can use and reuse content found in your journal.
- Publishers can protect their content from illegal use.
If you are hosting an open access journal, you may want to apply a Creative Commons (CC) license or a similar license. This is suggested as a best practice by the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ).