Open Acess Policy

The Journal of Teleological Science (JTS) operates on an open-access policy, which means that all of its published content is freely available to anyone, anywhere in the world, without charge. JTS provides immediate open access to its content, based on the principle that making research freely available to the public is true institutional support for knowledge exchange.

By making its articles freely available, JTS increases the exposure of new research and broadens its reach beyond what is possible with traditional subscription-based journals. This policy is based on the belief that providing open access to research promotes knowledge exchange and supports the democratization of knowledge. As a result, the journal's articles are accessible not only to well-funded researchers, but also to policymakers, NGOs, journalists, practitioners, students, and the general public.

In addition, unlike traditional journals, JTS adopts a Creative Commons license (CC BY-NC-ND). CC BY-NC-ND is a Creative Commons license that stands for "Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives," meaning that the work can be freely shared and used as long as proper attribution is given to the original author, it is not used for commercial purposes, and no changes are made to the original work.

Authors who publish their work under the CC BY-NC-ND Creative Commons license retain the copyright to their work. The CC BY-NC-ND license allows for the distribution and sharing of the work, but with certain restrictions. Specifically, users are required to give proper attribution to the original author, cannot use the work for commercial purposes, and cannot make any modifications or derivatives of the original work. Despite these restrictions, the author retains ownership of their work and has the right to control how it is used. By publishing under a Creative Commons license, authors are able to make their work freely available to a wider audience while still retaining control over how it is used.

JTS thus adheres to the definition of Open Access proposed by DOAJ and Bethesda Declaration on Open Access Publishing.