Open Access Policy
All research articles published in AJB are fully open access: immediately freely available to read, download and share.An Open Access Publication is one that meets the following two conditions:
- The author(s) and copyright holder(s) grant(s) to all users a free, irrevocable, worldwide, perpetual right of access to, and a license to copy, use, distribute, transmit and display the work publicly and to make and distribute derivative works, in any digital medium for any responsible purpose, subject to proper attribution of authorship , as well as the right to make small numbers of printed copies for their personal use.
- A complete version of the work and all supplemental materials, including a copy of the permission as stated above, in a suitable standard electronic format is deposited immediately upon initial publication. At least one online repository supported by an academic institution, scholarly society, government agency, or other well-respected organization that seeks to enable open access, unrestricted distribution, interoperability, and long-term archiving is established immediately upon initial publication of the work and all supplemental materials, including a copy of the permission as stated above.
- Open access is a property of individual works, not necessarily journals or publishers.
- Community standards, rather than copyright law, will continue to provide the mechanism for enforcement of proper attribution and responsible use of the published work, as they do now.