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Legal aspects of converting a scientifc journal to an open-access model. Guidelines for publishers

Starczewski, Michał; Grabowska Klaudia; Maryl, Maciej; Jędraszko, Barbara

Chojnowska, Paulina

Guidelines prepared for the Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences as a part of the project EAST: Enhancing Accessibility and Sustainability of Teksty Drugie funded by OpenAire Alternative Funding Mechanism for non-author fee based Open Access Publishing

These guidelines explain the process of converting a journal to open access and briefly present the essential legal considerations together with their possible solutions. Detailed information about turning journals to open access can be found in many publications, and the following text should be considered as supplementary to previous materials on the issue. It devotes particular attention to legal problems connected with open access as seen from the perspective of the editors of a scientific journal.

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