Licensing and Open Access


There are a number of options regarding copyright assignment, archiving, licensing and Open Access.

The Journal of Professional Development is a hybrid journal. Articles are published on the journal website in a public, readable format and these webpages can be shared online (see shareARTICLES), with the publisher retaining the copyright at no cost to the author or their employers. In our author agreement, the author(s) transfers and assigns the copyright to the publisher as the owner. The Author(s) can archive their original manuscript.

Open Access Option

There is an article publishing charges (APC) for Open Access articles that is paid prior to publishing. Currently the fee is £100 plus VAT paid to the publisher, International Academy for Professional Development Ltd.

If the author(s) wants the Open Access option then please note the Author(s) can archive their pre-print (ie pre-refereeing) and/or post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing).

The publisher applies the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY) license to articles and other material we publish under an Open Access agreement. Under this Open Access license, anyone can reuse the articFor a le content in whole or part for any purpose, for free, even for commercial purposes. Full details available here.

Open Access Charges

Journal OA fees in 2023: £100 plus VAT.

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