Information For Librarians

We encourage research librarians to list this journal among their library's electronic journal holdings. As well, it may be worth noting that this journal's open source publishing system is suitable for libraries to host for their faculty members to use with journals they are involved in editing.

The journal follows DOAJ's principles of transparency and best practice in scholarly publishing. We expect that all parties involved in activities related to the journal – authors, editors, reviewers, and publishers – have a shared understanding of the journal’s policy in publication ethics and malpractice. These policies are aligned with COPE’s  Core Practices Statement.

The Core Practices were developed in 2017, replacing the Code of Conduct. They are applicable to all involved in publishing scholarly literature: editors and their journals, publishers, and institutions. 

OASPA (Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association) is a trade association that was established in 2008 in order to represent the interests of Open Access (OA) publishers globally across all disciplines. By encouraging collaboration in developing appropriate business models, tools and standards to support OA publishing, OASPA aims to help ensure a prosperous and sustainable future for the benefit of its members and the scholarly communities they serve. This mission is carried out through exchanging information, setting standards, advancing models, advocacy, education, and the promotion of innovation.