6. Copyright and License Policy
6.1 Copyright on any open access article in our journals is retained by the author(s) without restrictions.
6.2 Authors grant the European Journal of Social Sciences (EJSS) ® a license to publish the article and identify itself as the original publisher.
6.3 Authors also grant any third party the right to use the article freely as long as its integrity is maintained and its original authors, citation details and publisher are identified. All users have the right to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of all articles published in the journal.
6.4 The Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0 formalizes these and other terms and conditions of publishing articles.
6.5 Our peer-reviewed journals also operate under the Creative Commons Licence CC-BY-NC. This allows for the reproduction of articles, free of charge, for non-commercial use only and with the appropriate citation information. This license allows to distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon work for non-commercial use and with the appropriate citation information. All authors publishing in our journals accept these as the terms of publication. The copyright of the content of all articles remains with the designated author of the article.
Full attribution must accompany any re-use and publisher source must be acknowledged. This should include the following information about the original work:
Date of publication
European Journal of Social Sciences (EJSS) ® as the original publisher
6.6 Self archiving (by authors)
We permit authors to archive their contributions on non-commercial websites. This can be either authors’ own personal websites, their institution’s repository, funding body’s repository, online open access repository, Pre-Print server, PubMed Central, ArXiv or any non-commercial website. Author does not require to pay any fee to us for self-archiving.
6.6.1 Submitted version
The submitted version of a manuscript is defined as the un-refereed author version, including content and layout, of an article that the authors submits to the journal for formal peer review. Open access is allowed for submitted version. The embargo length is set to zero. On acceptance, the following statement should be added if possible: “This article has been accepted for publication in European Journal of Social Sciences (EJSS) ® and is available at [Link to final article using the DOI].”
6.6.2 Accepted version
The accepted manuscript is defined as the final draft of the manuscript, as accepted for publication by the journal, including all modifications based on referees’ suggestions, before it has undergone copyediting and proof correction. Open access is allowed for accepted version. The embargo length is set to zero.
When uploading an accepted manuscript to a repository, authors should include the following acknowledgment: “This is the peer reviewed, pre-copyedited version of the following article: [FULL CITE], which has been published in final form at [Link to final article using the DOI].”
6.6.3 Published version
Open access is allowed for published version. A published article in European Journal of Social Sciences (EJSS) ® can be made publicly available by the author upon publication immediately. The embargo length is set to zero. European Journal of Social Sciences (EJSS) ® must be attributed as the original publisher and [Link to final article using the DOI] must be added.