We are thrilled to announce that from Volume 9 of the International Journal of Screendance will be published under a Creative Commons Attribution license (CC BY). This move formalizes what has been the informal practice and ethos of IJSD since its inception: we believe that authors should be able to widely share their own final, published work (i.e. not pre-prints) without having to pay for open access, and that audiences everywhere should be able to read this work free of charge. While authors will retain copyright ownership of their work, this Creative Commons license will allow readers to print, share, re-post, and republish IJSD articles, without asking for permission, as long as the work is properly attributed to authors.
You can read more about the license here: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
or view the full legal text here: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcode
- IJSD Copyright Policy: http://screendancejournal.org/about/editorialPolicies#custom-4
- IJSD Open Access Policy: http://screendancejournal.org/about/editorialPolicies#openAccessPolicy
- IJSD Copyright Notice: http://screendancejournal.org/about/submissions#copyrightNotice
– Harmony Bench and Simon Ellis (co-editors, IJSD)