Defining Open Access for ESNBU - HowOpenIsIt?

We used SPARC*'s (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) - HowOpenIsIt Guide for Evaluating the Openness of Journals (pdf leaflet available here) and the Open Access Spectrum Evaluation Tool to evaluate the 'openness' of ESNBU and here's how we scored across the Open Access spectrum.


Reader Rights - ESNBU score: 20 out of 20
Free readership rights to all articles immediately upon publication

Reuse Rights - ESNBU score: 14 out of 20
Reuse, remixing, & further building upon the work subject to certain restrictions & conditions: CC BY-NC license
(We apply the non-commercial use licence and give authors the right/option to negotiate commercial use with interested parties)

Copyrights - ESNBU score: 16 out of 16
Author holds copyright with no restrictions

Author Posting Rights - ESNBU score: 16 out of 16
Author may post any version to any repository or website

Automatic Posting - ESNBU score: 12 out of 12
Journals make copies of articles automatically available in trusted third-party repositories (e.g., CEEOL) immediately upon publication

Machine Readability - ESNBU score: 8 out of 16 (working on it to score higher)
Article full text, metadata, & citations may be crawled or accessed without special permission or registration

Total score: 86 out of 100.
And this means ESNBU is 86% Open Access
So far no journal in the world has scored 100!

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