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.

Sincerely,

Dr. Gregory P. Thomas

AJER, University of Alberta

Phone 780-492-7941

Fax 780-492-0236

ajer.editor@ualberta.ca

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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