Open Access Policy

Open Access


Open Access (OA) stands for unrestricted access and unrestricted reuse.
Here's why that matters. Most publishers own the rights to the articles in their journals. Anyone who wants to read the articles must pay to access them. Anyone who wants to use the articles in any way must obtain permission from the publisher and is often required to pay an additional fee.

Paying for access to content makes sense in the world of print publishing, where providing content to each new reader requires the production of an additional copy, but online it makes much less sense to charge for content when it is possible to provide access to all readers anywhere in the world.


KODISA Takes a Different Approach

KODISA applies the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) to works we publish (read the human-readable summary  or the full license legal code).
Creative Commons License 
This license was developed to facilitate open access – namely, free immediate access to, and unrestricted reuse of, original works of all types. Under this license, authors agree to make articles legally available for reuse, without permission or fees, for virtually any purpose. Anyone may copy, distribute or reuse these articles, as long as the author and original source are properly cited.


License

KODISA applies the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) to works we publish (read the human-readable summary or the full license legal code).
Creative Commons License 
Under this license, authors retain ownership of the copyright for their content, but allow anyone to download, reuse, reprint, modify, distribute and/or copy the content as long as the original authors and source are cited. No permission is required from the authors or the publishers.

Appropriate attribution can be provided by simply citing the original article:
(for example, Lee, J.W., & Zhao, T.F. (2014). Dynamic relationship between stock prices and exchange rates: evidence from Chinese stock markets. Journal of Asian Finance, Economics and Business, Vol.1 No.1, pp.5-14).
For any reuse or redistribution of a work, users must also make clear the license terms under which the work was published.

This broad license was developed to facilitate free access to, and unrestricted reuse of, original works of all types. Applying this standard license to your own work will ensure that it is freely and openly available in perpetuity.


Benefits of Open Access Research

  • Accelerated discovery. With open access, researchers can read and build on the findings of others without restriction.
  • Public enrichment. Much scientific and medical research is paid for with public funds. Open Access allows taxpayers to see the results of their investment.
  • Improved education. Open Access means that teachers and their students have access to the latest research findings throughout the world.

Additional Open Access Resources

There are many other organizations, such as the Creative Commons,   the SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Institute), the Open Society Foundations, the PLOS (Public Library of Science), the DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals) that work tirelessly for making much progress with Open Access.