Advances in Social Behaviour Research

Open Access Instruction


Open research is not just the future of research communications; it is the here and now.


Open Access helping researchers share their work with the world. By removing the barriers to published research, open access makes research findings available to everyone - driving forward the pace and strength of global innovation and invention.

We believe that progress happens faster when research is open, transparent, verifiable and reproducible. By removing access barriers, open research findings are available to everyone, driving knowledge, discovery and invention on a global scale.

Our commitment to innovation is underpinned by our three Pillars of Open Research, which offer you the best possible publishing experience for your research and data: Open Access, Open Data and Open Practices.

  • Open Access
    Helping researchers share their work with the world. By removing the barriers to published research, open access makes research findings available to everyone - driving forward the pace and strength of global innovation and invention.
    Open access articles are freely available to read, download and share. There are a number of ways you can make your research open access with us - for details about our open access options here.
  • Open Data
    Maximizing the value of research. Open data means sharing data and is made more meaningful by the term "FAIR" i.e. data that is findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable). Being more open with data means you can analyze other researcher's findings and reuse it to inform new findings, and the research landscape becomes more efficient and accountable.
    You will benefit from making your research data openly available too. More transparent data helps reviewers see how researchers went from data to analysis and provide nuanced feedback based on their own understanding of the data. When researchers make their data open, they are showing the world they are working transparently and reproducibly, building a strong reputation that will help them throughout their professional life, encouraging reuse and citation.
  • Open Practices
    Focusing on transparency, collaboration, and recognition and reward in research.
    Sharing how and why we make decisions, holds us accountable for our actions and builds trust within our communities. In addition to creating greater openness of research, we are increasing transparency throughout the publishing process, producing results that others can build on.

Open Access Instruction

EWA Publishing publishes peer reviewed open access journals across many research disciplines. We publish a number of journals across economics, management, politics, education, computer science, biological, chemical and health sciences.

Our open access journals are supported by a network of societies as well as internationally renowned editorial board members. All research articles published in our fully open access journals are immediately freely available to read, download and share.

Through gold open access, the author pays an Article Publication Charge and the article is immediately freely available online for all to read, download, and share. EWA Publishing has a program of fully open access journals and most of EWA Publishing's subscription-based journals offer gold open access.

Advances in Social Behaviour Research (ASBR) is a fully open access journal. Articles are published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License. Articles are freely available to everyone to read and reuse immediately upon publication, provided attribution to the author is given.

Know before you submit

All of EWA Publishing's fully open access journals publish open access articles under a Creative Commons license. With Creative Commons licenses, the author retains copyright and the public is allowed to reuse the content. You grant EWA Publishing a license to publish the article and to identify as the original publisher. Most journals in our open access program offer one or more of three license types. The selected license type will be indicated in the Open Access Agreement.


Article Publication Charges

Submissions will be subject to an Article Publication Charge (APC) if accepted and published in the journal, please refer to the Article Publication Charge page for details.

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Open Access Licensing and Copyright

Advances in Social Behaviour Research (ASBR) is a fully open access journal. Articles are published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License. The CC BY license permits commercial and non-commercial re-use of an open access article as long as the author is properly attributed. Articles are freely available to everyone to read and reuse immediately upon publication, provided attribution to the author is given. Details about licensing can be found here.

Open Access Agreements

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The corresponding author is responsible for completing and returning the signed Open Access Agreement to the editorial office or the publisher.


Choosing your Creative Commons License

All license types offered by EWA Publishing require the author to be attributed for their work.


CC BY - Creative Commons Attribution License

Allows users to copy, distribute and transmit an article, adapt the article as long as the author is attributed. The CC BY license permits commercial and non-commercial reuse.


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Allows users to copy, distribute and transmit an article, adapt the article as long as the author is attributed and the article is not used for commercial purposes.


CC BY-NC-ND - Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License

Allows users to copy, distribute and transmit an article as long as the author is attributed, the article is not used for commercial purposes, and the work is not modified or adapted in any way.

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