Open Access Policy

Open Access is the availability of publications online to everyone free of charge and with few restrictions on reuse. The unrestricted dissemination of research is especially important for authors, readers and funders.
RumeliDE journal has signed the Budapest Declaration on Open Access.
"Open Access" is an all-encompassing term covering both Gratis and Libre Open Access. More than 20 years ago Open Access meant content that was made available for free without any price attached. This type of Open Access is now referred to as Free Open Access. Over time, as the concept of open access became more widely accepted, there was a need to be clearer about what users were allowed to do with the content. This meant that the rights of users had to be clearly stated. This type of Open Access has no price barrier and removes at least some permission barriers. It is referred to as Libre Open Access. There are different levels of permissions for reuse, such as commercial use, creating translations, etc. (e.g. as specified in six different Creative Commons licences), different types of Libre Open Access also exist.
The publisher believes that for Open Access to work effectively, user rights and copyright ownership through licensing must be clear.
The journal's open access articles are licensed as Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0).
The Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) licence permits sharing, copying, reproducing, and adapting the work in any size and format except for commercial use, including remixing, transforming, and building upon the work, provided that proper attribution is given to the original work.
The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms (specified rights) as long as you fulfil the terms of the licence.
You are free to do these things:
1) Share: You may copy and redistribute the work in any medium or format.
2) Adapt: Mix, transfer and build on existing artefacts
Under the following conditions:
3) Attribution: You must give appropriate reference, provide a link to the licence and provide information if changes have been made. You may do these in an appropriate manner, but this does not imply that the licensee approves of you and your use.
4) Non-commercial: You may not use this material for commercial purposes.
There are no additional restrictions: You may not impose legal conditions or technological measures that would legally restrict the use of the permissions provided by the licence.
Articles published in this journal are digitally archived in LOCKSS. The LOCKSS system is authorised to collect, preserve and make available this access Archive Volume.
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