In support of our mission, we encourage Open Access to scholarly research, which allows for a broader potential audience due to its freely available and reusable nature. As such we recommend the use of Creative Commons 4.0 licensing. However, it is the journal's decision as to what type of license to use and who will retain the copyright of the published work — whether that is the journal or the author.
Article Processing Charges
Scholarly Exchange® service does not have a policy about article processing charges. It is our hope that the reduced cost of the hosted platform is low enough that these charges are not necessary; however, we understand that it is one way that journals defray editorial costs. Because the publishing platform costs are minimal, the per-article publishing cost should be set very low to generate cost recovery for an editorial assistant's time, copy editing fees, or conversion to a specific format if PDF is insufficient as a display medium.
If article processing charges are used, any and all fees charged to the author should be explicitly stated in either your policies or submission guidelines.
The Scholarly Exchange® service was formed with the intention of offering the hosted platform to reduce underlying costs to a level that permits free access to electronic material—true global Open Access. As such, all journals on our platform must be freely available without subscription.
The journal or its authors (depending upon the journal's copyright policies) own all rights to the articles published in the journal. Legal responsibility for article content and appropriateness of content rest with the journal and its authors. Both journals and authors agree to the immediate removal of any material that violates legal statutes in the United States.