OPEN ACCESS STATEMENT
Gnosi: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Human Theory and Praxis is a print and electronic open-access journal. All papers are publicly accessible, guaranteeing maximum international distribution of information. The journal gives instant open access to its material because making research openly accessible to the public promotes a broader global exchange of information. The key open access concepts we endorse are:
- Peer-reviewed literature should be openly accessible without subscription or pricing restrictions.
- Literature is instantly released in an open access format (no embargo period).
- The published content may be reused without permission as long as a proper reference to the original publication is provided.
Gnosi: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Human Theory and Praxis recognises and adheres to the BOAI definition of open access:
"By open access to [peer-reviewed research literature], we mean its free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself. The only constraint on reproduction and distribution, and the only role for copyright in this domain, should be to give authors control over the integrity of their work and the right to be properly acknowledged and cited."
*Gnosi: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Human Theory and Praxis and the Gnosi Research Group - Bitola has endorsed the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI), the BOAI Declaration and the Panton Principles for Open Data in Science.
Why Is Open Data Needed?
"Scientists produce a vast amount of data in the course of their research. In the Internet age, this data can and should be available to be used as an input into new research, but for this to happen the data needs to be explicitly labelled as open." (Is It Open Data?)
Please visit the following pages to learn more about the Free and Open Access initiative:
- Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
- The Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA)
- Open Access Overview (focusing on open access to peer-reviewed research articles)
- The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC)
- A Registry of Open Access Repositories Mandatory Archiving Policies (ROARMAP)