1. Commitment to Open Access

The Electronic Journal of Criminal Science and Criminology (EJCSC) is dedicated to the free dissemination of knowledge and operates under a Diamond Open Access policy. This means that all content published in the EJCSC is freely available to any user or institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without prior permission from the publisher or the author, in accordance with the Budapest Open Access Initiative.

2. Licensing

All articles published in EJCSC are made available under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0). This license permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. This approach supports a sustainable model of open access publishing that respects the rights of authors while maximizing the visibility and impact of their work.

3. Archiving Policy

EJCSC utilizes various digital archives to ensure the long-term preservation of the content it publishes. This ensures that even in the event of the journal ceasing publication, the published materials remain accessible to the public. The journal’s content is stored in reputable archival systems which are recognized in the academic community.

4. Copyright Ownership

While EJCSC permits the aforementioned wide range of uses for its articles, the authors retain copyright over their work, allowing for a flexible and author-friendly approach to intellectual property.

5. Encouragement of Data Sharing

Authors are encouraged to present the data supporting their research findings clearly and in detail, and where possible, to share their data in publicly accessible repositories. By fostering a culture of openness and transparency, EJCSC aims to enhance the reproducibility of research and further enrich the academic debate.

6. Accessibility

EJCSC is committed to promoting inclusivity and accessibility in academic publishing. Our platform is designed to be accessible to all, including people with disabilities. We strive to ensure that our digital content meets current accessibility standards to provide equal access to our diverse audience.

Through these policies, the Electronic Journal of Criminal Science and Criminology aspires to uphold the principles of open knowledge, promoting a more inclusive and collaborative scientific community.