The Turkish Journal of Geographical Sciences adheres to the Budapest Open Access Initiative and defines its Open Access policy according to the definition developed in the original BOAI:
By “open access” to [peer-reviewed research literature], we mean its free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself. The only constraint on reproduction and distribution, and the only role for copyright in this domain, should be to give authors control over the integrity of their work and the right to be properly acknowledged and cited. [See, http://www.budapestopenaccessinitiative.org/boai-10-recommendations]
The Turkish Journal of Geographical Sciences views open-access to academic publications and research as an immutable part of academic endeavor. The journal does not charge for submission, handling, processing, and publication of manuscripts. The publisher recognizes the essence of public good provided by the journal and hence accepts its responsibility as a public service to academic and intellectual betterment.
The publisher is committed to the open acces to all academic endeavor and as such, accepts its duty to make published content permanently available and freely accesible by all sections of worldwide academic community. The publisher does not charge any pecuniary fees for processing, submission, and publication of manuscripts. The publisher commits to the free and universal access to its published content in perpetuity.
The publisher via its host providing institution Dergipark uses Lockss for the archiving and preservation of its online content.
All articles published by The Turkish Journal of Geographical Sciences are subject to the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC 4.0) license.
For more information on the conditions of the license please refer to: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
All published authors accept the conditions of the license.
All copyright, re-publishing and re-using rights, all intellectual property rights, without any exception, belongs to the authors of the published manuscript.