Authors published in a Common Ground journal and authors of an article currently in-press with Common Ground can register for open access publication.
We are proud to provide open access to our published content. Open access is available through Common Ground's “Hybrid Open Access” and “Institutional Open Access” options. Click below to learn about more about Common Ground's open access options and the benefits of open access publication.
In just three easy steps, you can register your published or in-press article for open access publication using CG Scholar. Just follow our simple step-by-step guide, How to Make your Article Open Access Using CG Scholar.
After completing payment for Open Access Registration, you will download your personal copy of the Open Access Agreement. Your copy of the agreement will contain the terms quoted below as well as a brief form for providing your article information and contact details.
Open Access Publication Agreement: Journal Article
In conjunction with the terms of the Journal Publication Agreement, this document amends and/or affirms the copyright terms of Section II in that agreement to allow for open access publication. For a fee of $250 USD, an author can choose the open access option at any time before or after publication. In the case that an author arranges for open access publication before accepting the Journal Publication Agreement, this document affirms the terms for “Open Access” publication as listed under Section II of that agreement. In the case that an author arranges for open access publication after having accepted the Journal Publication Agreement and the “Traditional” publication model, as listed under Section II of that agreement, then this document serves to amend the previous publication terms, as listed under Section II of that agreement, to allow for “Open Access” publication adhering to the rights and stipulations listed therein.
Under the Common Ground Research Networks open access publication option, works are made freely available in electronic format in Common Ground’s online bookstore. Common Ground’s open access publications are protected with Some Rights Reserved as Public Licensed Material, available under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Public License (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). The use of this material is permitted for non-commercial use provided the creator(s) and publisher receive attribution. No derivatives of this version are permitted. Official terms of this public license apply as indicated here: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/legalcode. The open access option does not include publication in any commercial format; commercial use must be preapproved through a reprint agreement with Common Ground Research Networks.
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