Changes to our Delayed Open Access policy and our Terms & Conditions of Usage
Thank you for your ongoing support of the Alberta Journal of Educational Research (AJER).
I write regarding changes to our Delayed Open Access policy and our Terms & Conditions of Usage.
These changes are in response to shifts in Canadian Government Policy regarding the accessibility of journal papers that report research funded by government agencies such as SSHRC. Specifically, the policy now states, from http://www.science.gc.ca/eic/site/063.nsf/eng/h_F6765465.html?OpenDocument:
"3.1 Peer-reviewed Journal Publications - Grant recipients are required to ensure that any peer-reviewed journal publications arising from Agency-supported research are freely accessible within 12 months of publication."
Therefore, effective April 1, 2017, we are revising our Delayed Open Access policy and Terms & Conditions of Usage, both of which are located on the website at ajer.ca, as follows:
Delayed Open Access Policy
The contents of this journal will be available in an open access format 12 month(s) after an issue is published.
Terms & Conditions of Usage
2. The Licences
Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement and upon payment of the annual subscription fee, the Journal Publisher grants to a subscriber for a one-year period a non-transferable licence for access to all materials included in the online version of the Journal, including the volumes of the Journal for the one two most current years of publication.
Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, the Journal Publisher grants to all other users a license for access to all materials included in the Journal, but not including the volumes of the Journal for the one two most current years of publication.
Other policies and sections of the Terms & Conditions of Usage will remain unchanged.
This change is necessary to ensure that AJER retains its ability to attract reports to be published on current, high quality educational research within Canada and beyond.
Should you have questions, please contact us.
Dr. Gregory P. Thomas
AJER, University of Alberta
Dr. Gregory P. Thomas, Editor
Alberta Journal of Educational Research
845 Education South, Faculty of Education
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB T6G 2G5 CANADA
Editorial Assistant - Leah Spencer