Open Access Policy

Sakarya University Journal of Science (SAUJS) has been publishing all articles under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) license since it started publishing (2018). This license means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) definition of open access. SAUJS has added its name to the BOAI.

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LOCKSS system has permission to collect, preserve, and serve this open access Archival Unit.

“Open Access” is a catch-all term covering both Gratis and Libre Open Access. More than 20 years ago, Open Access was understood to mean content that was available for free without a price attached. This kind of Open Access is now referred to as Gratis Open Access. Over time, as the concept of open access became more widely accepted, there was a need to be clearer about what users were allowed to do with the content. This meant that the users’ rights needed to be clearly stated. This kind of Open Access has no price barriers and removes at least some of the permission barriers. It is referred to as Libre Open Access. Different levels of permissions for reuse exist, like commercial use, creating translations, etc (as indicated by the six different Creative Commons licenses, for example).
The Publisher believes that for Open Access to work effectively, user rights, through licensing, and copyright owners need to be clear.

Privacy Statement
The private information that is held in the administration system of Sakarya University Journal of Science will not be shared with any third party and will only be used in accordance with the scientific purposes of this journal and Sakarya University.
The corresponding author is responsible for ensuring that the article has been seen and approved by all the other authors.

Our journal’s archive policy involves these:
• Our journal, allows the journal authors to archive their articles on their personal website and/or to use the latest published version of the article for archiving in an institutional pool.
• The authors can archive their articles by themselves in archives that are open to the public and/or have a commercial base.
• There is no restriction period for the authors. However, the source where it was published must be indicated and there must be a link to the URL of the article in the journal or the DOI number of the article.
• The authors can download the article as a PDF document. The authors are allowed to send copies of the article to their colleagues without any restriction.
• Articles published in our journal are archived in DergiPark pages.

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