Open Access

Below are answers to frequently asked questions regarding Open Access articles. If you cannot find the information you are looking for, please get in touch with us by emailing our Journals team.

Authors of articles to be published in an Open Access journal should visit our License Options page to select and sign a Creative Commons License Agreement.

 

Berghahn Journals offers four levels of Open Access.

Subscribe-to-open (S2O) Access

Authors publishing in Berghahn Open Anthro journals do so under S2O Access, which allows the final publisher PDF to be available immediately upon publication through the publisher’s online platform and elsewhere as it is needed. 

Authors retain the copyright in their Article and may select one* of three Creative Commons licenses for its publication: CC BY, CC BY-ND, or CC BY-NC-ND. Where no choice is made explicit, the default Creative Commons license CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license, which offers the strongest protections for the rights of the author, will be used. 

The Article Processing Charge (APC), to provide open access for the Article, is funded by library subscribers through the BOA Subscribe-to-Open model. There are no APC charges to the author.

Gold Open Access

Gold Access allows the publisher PDF to be available immediately upon publication through the publisher's online platform and elsewhere as it is needed.

Authors retain the copyright in their Article and may select one* of three Creative Commons licenses for its publication: CC BY, CC BY-ND, or CC BY-NC-ND. Where no choice is made explicit, the default Creative Commons license CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license, which offers the strongest protections for the rights of the author, will be used.

The Article Processing Charge (APC) for Gold Open Access requires the payment of a fee prior to publication. The APC fee is: $1,200 / £900.

The availability of APC funds has no bearing on the acceptance of an Article and will only be invoiced once the Article has been cleared through peer review for publication.

Please contact Berghahn directly to inquire further.

Green Open Access

Green Access allows the author to post the final, postprint manuscript version of their Article, which is the final text after acceptance and peer review, in their institutional repository, other relevant repositories, or the author’s own website, after an embargo period of 18 months.

If Open Access is required for your Article, please contact the Berghahn journals manager concerning fees or embargo periods.

Berghahn Open Anthro: Funder Compliance

All funded authors may deposit their accepted postprint manuscripts in Institutional Systems and approved repositories under those license terms* and with an Embargo Period that complies with their Funders’ policies.

REF Compliance

The Research Excellence Framework (REF) is the system for assessing the quality of research in UK institutions of higher education. Libraries archiving materials for REF consideration can follow the Green Access guidelines.
In line with REF 2021 compliance guidelines, upon article acceptance or no later than three months after the article’s publication, authors subject to the REF may make a closed deposit of the final, postprint manuscript version to their institution (or funder) repository. Once the embargo period of 18 months has passed, the postprint version can be made publicly accessible in the repository under a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 user license agreement.

Preprint Access

Preprint Access allows all Berghahn authors to post the draft manuscript version of their Article, which is the final text prior to peer review and journal acceptance, in their institutional repository.

 


*It is the author’s responsibility to ensure that they select the correct license terms as dictated by any funder policies in connection with the research in their article.  

How can I access Open Access articles?

A yellow lock icon indicates that an article or issue is open access. Simply click on the article page or the download PDF button to access.

Does Berghahn publish OA journals?

Yes. Find a complete list of Berghahn Books Open Access content here. For exclusively Journals content, see Available Content on this page.

Open Access versus Free Access

Some articles will have green lock icons. These indicate Free Access and are temporarily made available.
 

 

Journals

The following journals are published open access as of the year listed, thanks to the generous support from a global network of libraries as part of the Knowledge Unlatched Select initiative.

Additionally, 13 of our anthropology journals have been converted to Open Access via a subscribe-to-open model—read more about our Berghahn Open Anthro initiative.

Articles

Browse a complete list of Open Access articles here.

Additionally, the following individual articles from a range of journals are available as Open Access. 

Focaal: Journal of Global and Historical Anthropology

Environment and Society: Advances in Research

Social Analysis: The International Journal of Anthropology

Regions and Cohesion / Regiones y Cohesión / Régions et Cohésion

Girlhood Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal

Boyhood Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal

Sibirica: Interdisciplinary Journal of Siberian Studies

European Comic Art

Anthropological Journal of European Cultures