Open Access Policy

Open Access Policy

Education in the North is an open access journal and is listed as such by SHERPA/ROMEO.

All manuscripts published have the Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial 4.0 Licence (CC BY_NC 4.0) applied.

Authors who publish with us agree to the following:

  • That you the Authors retain copyright and grant us the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in Education in the North.
  • Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
  • Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online e.g. in institutional repositories or on their website, prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of the published work.

The journal does not charge APCs or submission charges.

Copyright and Licensing

All articles published in Education in the North are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY-NC) 4.0 International licence agreement and published open access, making them immediately and freely available to read and download. Under this licence authors retain copyright, and unrestricted reuse of the content is allowed as long as proper attribution is given to the original author of the work.

Copyright in any open access article published by Education in the North is retained by the author(s) while allowing others to copy, distribute, and make some uses of the work.

Further information regarding this can be found on the Creative Commons website.

Archiving Policy

Education in the North works to include the journal in various indexes and open access depositories to ensure article permanency as far as possible. Officially published articles are deposited into the DSpace Preservation Service through Aberdeen University's institutional open access repository, called AURA, where articles are freely available to access and download.

Plagiarism Policy

All authors are responsible for the content written and published in their articles. In cases where unacceptable textual overlap and suspected plagiarism is found, the Editors will follow COPE's guidelines, as well as refer to our policy on plagiarism as outlined here. To avoid such cases and for best practice, authors should be transparent and ensure proper and correct referencing and citation.

Plagiarism is defined here as the presentation of another person's thoughts or words or artefacts or software as their own. Any quotation from another person's published or unpublished works must be clearly identified as such by correct citation and referencing.

Self-plagiarism is defined as the presentation of a person's own thoughts or words or artefacts or software where it has been previously published as a new publication, without clear identification as such by correct citation and referencing.

Editors make every effort to ensure that published content does not infringe any person's rights, or applicable UK laws. If you believe or have cause for concern that content may infringe on copyright, textual overlap, and/or plagiarism, please contact the Journal Editor who will review the complaint and take appropriate action.