CCS Archive is an open access journal, where we provide free online access to the full content of the journal. We attempt to maintain ethics and standards of publishing and provide a quality service, and to maximize the availability and accessibility of the research that we publish.

An Open-Access system refers to unrestricted availability of peer-reviewed scholarly journal articles over the internet. This signifies the distribution of information without charge and free from most copyright or licensing restrictions (in contrast to the traditional subscription-based model). The users are free to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full text of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any lawful purpose.

CCS Archive allows and encourages authors to deposit their published post-prints in Open-Access institutional archives or repositories. The primary benefit of self-archiving is reaching a larger audience which enhances the visibility and impact of your research.

There are a number of advantages of open access publishing including increased readership, higher citation rates of articles and free access to scholarly literature for researchers.

  • Open Access enhances visibility and impact of one's own work as Open Access articles are downloaded and cited more frequently than articles from subscription-based journals.
  • Open Access articles are published speedily than articles in non-Open Access journals.
  • Researchers originating from developing countries have access to all CCS Archive articles which opens the developing world in contributing to the advancement of science.

In the spirit of allowing maximum access to the outputs of research, in an Open Access environment the standard copyright agreements among authors, their publishers, and the end user do not really apply.

In place of a copyright transfer, authors who wish to make their articles Open Access are asked to sign an exclusive Open Access Publishing Agreement with journal publisher the CSL Press. Copyright will remain with the author(s). All Works published on the CCS Archive open-access platform are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License (CC-BY), a license which allows for the broadest possible reuse of published material.

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