1. Introduction

Global Century Press (‘the Company’) is committed to promoting open access to scholarly research and knowledge. This Open Access Policy outlines the guidelines and principles that govern the publication and dissemination of open access content by Global Century Press.

2. Definition of Open Access

Open access refers to unrestricted and free online access to scholarly research literature, allowing users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search or link to the full text of articles without financial, legal or technical barriers, subject to proper attribution to the original source.

3. Open Access Publication

3.1. Global Century Press supports and encourages the publication of open access content in its journals, books and other scholarly publications.

3.2. The Company ensures that all open access content is freely available to the public on its website or other designated platforms without any subscription or access fees.

3.3. Open access content published by Global Century Press is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY) or an equivalent license that allows users to share and adapt the content for any purpose, provided proper attribution is given to the original work.

4. Author Rights and Responsibilities

4.1. Authors publishing in Global Century Press journals or books retain the copyright to their works.

4.2. Authors grant Global Century Press a non-exclusive license to publish their work under an open access model and make it freely available to the public.

4.3. Authors are responsible for ensuring that the content they submit for publication is original, accurate and does not infringe upon the rights of others.

5. Funding and Article Processing Charges (APCs)

5.1. Global Century Press may require the payment of Article Processing Charges (APCs) for accepted manuscripts intended for open access publication.

5.2. The Company provides transparent information about APCs, including the amount, payment procedures and available waivers or discounts, to authors and the public.

5.3. Global Century Press strives to ensure that APCs are reasonable and affordable, taking into consideration the financial circumstances of authors, institutions and funders.

6. Archiving and Preservation

6.1. Global Century Press recognizes the importance of long-term preservation and accessibility of open access content.

6.2. The Company collaborates with trusted digital repositories and archives to ensure the continued availability and accessibility of its open access publications.

7. Compliance with Legal and Ethical Standards

7.1. Global Century Press adheres to applicable laws, regulations and ethical standards regarding open access publishing, including but not limited to copyright, licensing, plagiarism and ethical guidelines for research.

8. Promotion and Awareness

8.1. Global Century Press actively promotes open access and disseminates information about its open access policy to authors, researchers, institutions and the broader scholarly community.

8.2. The Company encourages authors to promote and share their open access publications through their professional networks and social media platforms.

9. Review and Revision

9.1. This Open Access Policy shall be periodically reviewed and revised by Global Century Press to ensure its effectiveness and compliance with evolving open access standards and best practices.

10. Contact Information

10.1. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this Open Access Policy, please contact us.

Effective Date: July 2023


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