Open access

The journals “Business Ethics and Leadership”, “SocioEconomic Challenges” and “Financial Markets, Institutions and Risks” use an open access model.

This means that readers have free online access to full texts of journal articles, which makes it possible to read, download, copy, print full versions of article texts.

Open access model requires the payment of a publication fee by the author (also called an article processing charge or APC).

For researchers, open access has a number of advantages:

  • Articles are generally much more highly read and cited.

  • The final version of the article can be printed, downloaded, read at any time by the reader or author if necessary.

  • The impact of the articles increases.

  • High-quality publishing standards with a double blind peer-review.

  • Authors retain the copyright to their work.

By allowing free access to full texts of the articles for the scientific community and public, the open access model definitely ensures a wider readership.