e-ISSN: 2671-3659
p-ISSN: 2671-3675
Founded: 2021
Period: Biannually
Publisher: Balkan Studies Foundation

Copyright and Open Access Policy


Authors (or their employers) retain the copyright in the article. All we ask from authors is to accept publication under the CC BY-NC licence. All articles published by the Journal of Balkan Studies (regardless of who funded the research) are published as open access and reuse is permitted in accordance with the terms of the CC BY-NC open access licence.

The authors own the copyright of their work published in the Journal of Balkan Studies and their work is licensed under the https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/. The CC BY-NC 4.0 licence permits the work to be shared, copied, reproduced, and adapted in any size and format except for commercial use, including remixing, transforming, and building upon the work, provided that proper attribution is given to the original work.

  1. Authors read the following copyright agreement when uploading their work to the online system of our journal and upload a wet signed copy to the journal system (Copyright Notice).
  2. That the submitted article is the original work of the author(s) and that they have not plagiarised,
  3. All authors have individually participated in this study and take full responsibility for this study,
  4. All authors have seen and approved the final version of the submitted manuscript,
  5. The article has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere,
  6. They agree and undertake that the text, figures and documents contained in the article do not violate the copyrights of other persons.
  7. Authors authorise this Journal to publish the article and to identify itself as the original publisher.
  8. Authors authorise any third party to use the article freely, as long as the original authors and citation details are identified.
  9. Nothing in this licence impairs or restricts an author's right to protect the integrity and ownership of their work.
  10. All commercial rights related to the article belong to the authors.

Open Access Licence of Journal of Balkan Studies: CC BY-NC

Licence: CC BY-NC

Embedded Licences: Yes. Journal of Balkan Studies embed licensing information in its articles.

Copyright: The authors own copyright and full publication rights without restriction.

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Open Access is the availability of publications online to everyone free of charge and with few restrictions on reuse. The unrestricted dissemination of research is especially important for authors, readers and funders. Articles published in the Journal of Balkan Studies are published as open access under the https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ licence. The Journal of Balkan Studies believes that for open access to work effectively, user rights and copyright ownership through licensing must be clear. Journal of Balkan Studies is a signatory to the Budapest Declaration on Open Access.  

We publish all our articles under https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/. The CC BY-NC licence is indicated in the articles. The full texts of all articles published in the Journal of Balkan Studies can be accessed by anyone via instant open access viewing at Journal of Balkan Studies.

Under the CC BY-NC 4.0 licence, the following can be done freely:

  • Share: You may copy and redistribute the work in any medium or format.
  • Adapt: Mix, transfer and build on the existing work.
  • The following conditions must be observed:
  • Attribution: You must give proper credit, link to the licence and provide information if changes have been made. You may do these things appropriately, but this does not imply that the licensee approves of you and your use.
  • Non-commercial: You may not use this material for commercial purposes.
  • There are no additional restrictions: You may not impose legal conditions or technological measures that would legally restrict the use of the permissions provided by the licence.