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.

All articles that are published in the International Journal of Positivity & Well- Being are made available to the public without any restrictions, ensuring unrestricted access to the content. The Open Access policy facilitates the prompt and unrestricted accessibility of papers for reading, downloading, and sharing purposes. The complete texts of all articles published in the International Journal of Positivity & Well-Being are readily available for unrestricted access and downloading by all individuals. The publisher has formally endorsed the Budapest Open Access Initiative Declaration, and the journal aligns its Open Access policy with the definition established in the original BOAI (Budapest Open Access Initiative).

 International Journal of Positivity & Well-Being is a signatory to the Budapest Open Access Declaration.

"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 permission for reuse, such as commercial use, creating translations, etc. (e.g., as specified in six different Creative Commons licences), and different types of Libre Open Access also exist. The publisher believes that for Open Access to work effectively, user rights and copyright ownership through licencing must be clear.

The journal's open-access articles are licenced under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) licence.
The Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) licence permits sharing, copying, reproduction in any size and format, and adaptation, including remixing, transforming, and building upon the work, with proper attribution 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 can 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 an 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.
There are no additional restrictions. You may not impose legal conditions or technological measures that would legally restrict the use of the licence's permissions.

Articles published in this journal are digitally archived in LOCKSS. The LOCKSS system has permission to collect, preserve, and make available this access Archive Unit.