Open Access Policy

IJVR is a diamond open access journal. Arts et Métiers Institute of Technology, as a not-for-profit, non-commercial organization, publish material that is made available online in digital format and is free of charge for readers and authors.

IJVR doesn't have any submission and  publication fees.

IJVR is a part of the open science policy of Arts et Métiers Institute of Technology which purpose is to reinvest funds given by the reductions costs of big deals in news initiatives, leading to bibliodiversity.

Copyright on any article in IJVR is retained by the author(s) under the cc-by Creative Commons license, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction provided the original work is properly cited.

In accordance with major definitions of open access in scientific literature (namely the Budapest, Berlin, and Bethesda declarations), IJVR defines open access by the following conditions:

  • peer-reviewed literature is freely available without subscription or price barriers,
  • literature is immediately released in open access format (no embargo period), and
  • published material can be re-used without obtaining permission as long as a correct citation to the original publication is given.

This means that all articles published in IJVR, including data, graphics, and supplements, can be linked from external sources, scanned by search engines, re-used by text mining applications or websites, blogs, etc. free of charge under the sole condition of proper accreditation of the source and original publisher.

IJVR believes that open access publishing fosters the exchange of research results amongst scientists from different disciplines, thus facilitating interdisciplinary research. Open access publishing also provides access to research results to researchers worldwide, including those from developing countries, and to an interested general public.

Important Note: some articles may contain figures, tables or text taken from other publications, for which the authors does not hold the copyright or the right to re-license the published material. Please note that you should inquire with the original copyright holder (usually the original publisher or authors), whether or not this material can be re-used.

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