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Open Access and HBKU Press

"Open access (OA) literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions." 
Peter Suber, Senior Research Professor of Philosophy at Earlham College and Senior Researcher at SPARC
At HBKU Press, we believe that your research should be available and accessible to the broadest possible audience, without barriers. This is why we have chosen the open access model for all our journals. 

All articles are published under a Creative Commons 3.0 CC-BY licence. This means that the articles are immediately and permanently available online, in an easily readable format and archived wherever possible in internationally-recognized open access repositories, such as PubMed Central. 

HBKU Press has commissioned a white paper that explored the beginnings of this movement and its impact and significance for the future of academic publishing. The open access publishing white paper is available to download and read.

Unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction

In any medium is permitted provided the article is properly cited. Anyone is free to: 
  • copy, distribute, and display the work 
  • make derivative works 
  • make commercial use of the work 

Under the following conditions: 
  • the original author must be given credit for any reuse or distribution, 
  • it must be made clear to others what the license terms of this work are 
  • any of these conditions can be waived if the authors gives permission 

Statutory fair use and other rights are in no way affected by the above.