Open Access Policy
The basic license for publishing articles in the journal Qualitative Sociology Review is CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 (Attribution – Non-Commercial Use – No Derivatives). At the author's request it is possible to publish it under the CC-BY (Attribution) license.
The journal has been available in Open Access since 2005 (see: Index of Volumes).
The Author grants the University of Lodz the non-exclusive publishing rights license for the work in all fields of exploitation listed in Art. 50 of the Act of February 4, 1994 about copyright and related rights, also by an open access (including the rules of the Creative Commons license BY-NC-ND). The license also includes the right for further sublicensing in the aforementioned fields of exploitation. See: Copyright Notice
Due to the implementation of the policy of open access to science works, the University of Lodz uses the Author’s right to deposit the work in the Repository of the University of Lodz and other distribution platforms, and the Author notes not to terminate the license agreement throughout its duration.
Personal copyrights are not transferable. Granting the license does not take away the property rights from the Author.
License allows to copy and distribute the work in any medium provided an appropriate credit is given—you must provide the name of the creator and attribution parties, a copyright notice, a license notice, a disclaimer notice, and the link to the material, a link to the license, and you must indicate the changes made.
You are allowed to disseminate, present, and search for works only for non-commercial purposes and as long as you go for exploitation. You should not improve the modified content, which has been processed or created from the original new work (derivative work).
The journal does not charge for submission of the manuscript. The journal does not charge for processing or publication of the manuscript.
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