Open Access Policy

Primarily, Consortia Academia provides immediate Open Access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Moreover, Consortia Academia publishes articles by copyright-holder consent to Open Access, meaning it does not require the abolition, reform, or infringement of copyright law. Nor does Consortia Academia require that copyright holders waive all the rights that run to them under copyright law and assign their work to the public domain. By submitting manuscripts to Consortia Academia, copyright holders consent to the unrestricted reading, downloading, copying, sharing, storing, printing, searching, linking, and crawling of the full-text of the work.

Most Authors choose to retain the right to block the distribution of mangled or mis-attributed copies. Some choose to block commercial re-use of the work. Essentially, these conditions block plagiarism, misrepresentation, and sometimes commercial re-use, and authorize all the uses required by legitimate scholarship, including those required by the technologies that facilitate online scholarly research.

Consortia Academia recommends copyright holders use one of the Creative Commons Licenses, an easy, effective and increasingly common way for copyright holders to manifest their consent to Open Access. Many other open-content licenses will also work. Copyright holders can also compose their own licenses or permission statements and attach them to their works.