Open Access, Copyright and Archiving Policy

Open Access and Copyright

The Research in Educational Policy and Management (REPAM)  is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to users or their institutions. The REPAM's content is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license (CC BY 4.0). This is in accordance with the Budapest Open Access Initiative definition of open access.

REPAM provides immediate open access to its content, without any embargo period. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, reuse or link to full text articles without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author as long as  proper citation of the original publication is given. 

Authors retain unrestricted copyright and publishing rights of their articles. Authors grant the Publisher (OpenED Network) a license to publish the article and identify itself as the original publisher. Authors also grant open access publishing of their articles under CC BY 4.0 license and  the right to use or reuse the article freely by readers and any other third party as long as its original authors and citation details are identified.

Archiving

REPAM utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration.

Self-archiving

REPAM allows and encourages authors to self-archive their articles on institutional or other specialized repositories, their personal websites and social-networking sites such as ResearchGate and Academia.edu. Authors are advised to use the final PDF version published on the Journal’s website for self-archiving purposes. However, it’s not an obligation and authors are free to use the version they prefere; pre-print, post-print or publisher’s PDF version.

There is no embargo on the self-archiving of articles. Authors are allowed deposition of articles on repositories, personal websites and social-networking sites immediately after publication on the journal website. Accepted manuscripts can be also self-archived by authors.