The Research in Social Sciences and Technology (RESSAT) is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to users or their institutions. Users do not have to register to access the journal’s content. RESSAT 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. This is in accordance with the Budapest Open Access Initiative definition of open access.
Copyright and Licensing
The RESSAT's content is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license (CC BY 4.0). 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 any third party the right to use or reuse the article freely as long as its original authors and citation details are identified.
RESSAT 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.