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Open Access at Conscientia Beam

All of our titles now offer authors the opportunity to publish their article as open access, which means the article will be freely available to every reader anywhere in the world.
If you wish to make your article open access, you will be given the option at the point your article is accepted. The Conscientia Beam will treat all articles submitted for publication in exactly the same way, with rigorous peer review, professional editing and production, and international visibility. All of our articles enjoy the same level of functionality on our website.

How does the process work?

You should submit your article to the Conscientia Beam  journal of your choice in the normal way. When your article has been accepted for publication you will be given the choice of proceeding with publication in the traditional way, or choosing open access. If you choose the open access option, you will be asked to pay the open access publication fee.

What are my Open Access Licensing options?

The Conscientia Beam gives authors of open access articles the option to choose from Creative Commons licenses in order to enable the open publication of their articles:
CC BY: Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0
You are free to:
  • Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format
  • Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material
  • For any purpose, even commercially.
  • The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms.

What about copyright?

If you select open access option you retain copyright in your work, but are required to agree to the open access terms and conditions that the article is original and is not in break of anybody else’s rights or otherwise unlawful. Submission to another journal is not permitted.
If you post your article on any website or repository, acknowledgement in the form of a full citation should be given to the journal as the original source of publications, together with a link to the journal webpage and/or DOI as soon as they are available. Such information will help in getting the work cited.