Open Access Policy

The access to the published in the MANAS Journal of Social Studies is free and unlimited.

Budapest Open Access Initiative

MANAS Journal of Social Studies accepts the definition and fulfills the requirements of the Budapest Open Access Initiative. All scientific literature published in our journal has been reviewed by the judges and open access is provided. Our journal also signed the Budapest Open Access Initiative.

Ten years of experience lead us to reaffirm the definition of OA introduced 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.

Budapest Open Access Initiative