Publishing Policies

Self-Archiving Policy

Submitted Papers

The author may deposit the manuscript's pre-print version submitted to the journal (before peer-review and without any editorial screening) to any platform anytime with acknowledgement to the Publisher and Journal. Acknowledgement should be made as follows: "This is a pre-peer-reviewed version of the paper submitted for publication to [name of the Journal] published by OVS LLC).

Peer-Reviewed Papers

The post-print version of the paper (the accepted version of the manuscript after peer-review and content amendments, but before copyediting, typesetting and proof correction) may be deposited to the author's website, provided that it is non-commercial and to the repository of the author's institution with acknowledgement to the Publisher and Journal. It should be made as follows: "This is an accepted peer-reviewed version of the paper. The published version of the article is available at http://doi.org/[DOI of the article]").

Published Papers

A published version of the paper (a final edited and typeset version that is made publicly available by the Publisher) to any institutional repository, and distribute and make it publicly available in any way with acknowledgement to the Publisher and Journal. The statement should be made as follows: "This is a published version of the paper, available at http://doi.org/[DOI of the article]").

Open Access Policy

This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.