Open Access License
The aim of Special Education is to provide the best choice of user license options which define how readers can reuse open access articles published on our platforms.
Special Education Policy:
- Offer a choice between a commercial and a noncommercial Creative Commons license for gold open access articles in our proprietary titles. The choice is dependent on the journal in which the author chooses to publish. Please refer to the journal’s homepage for specific details.
- Use the user license for our open archive content
- Special Education support green open access and accepted manuscripts can be self -archived following our sharing guidelines and are required to attach a CC-BY-NC-ND license.
Choosing a License
Once selected, Creative Commons user licenses are non-revocable. Special Education recommend author(s) check if their funding body requires a specific license. See the Creative Commons website for more details about what to consider before choosing a user license.
|User license||Read, print and download||Redistribute or republish the article (e.g. display in a repository)||Translate the article||Download for text and data mining purposes||Reuse portions or extracts from the article in other works||Sell or re-use for commercial purposes|
|CC BY 4.0||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|CC BY-NC-ND 4.0||Yes||Yes||Yes, For private use only and not for distribution||Yes||Yes||No|
Please note: Under the CC BY-NC-ND license and for the Special Education user license permitted 3rd party reuse is only applicable for non-commercial purposes. For further details on the rights granted to Special Education.