Copyright must be regarded as a subset of intellectual property applicable to an expression of an idea that is substantive and discreet.

Copyright protects the original expression of ideas, and not the ideas themselves since knowledge must flow to allow innovation and growth.

Copyright provides the creator of an original work with time limited exclusive rights. It provides the holder with "the right to copy", as well as the right to be credited for the work, and the right to determine who may adapt the work to other forms, who may financially benefit from it, as well as related rights. Often publishing contracts appropriate the authors’ rights and asserts its own exclusive copyright, open access publishing allows the author significantly more rights.

The submitting authors to OA Publishing London are liable for copyright infringement for all their submitted work.


OA Publishing London authors retain the copyright to their work.

Authors publishing with Open Access Publishing London retain the copyright to their work and this is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC-BY).

When the authors retain the copyrights to their work, they are allowed unlimited use and/or distribution of their work without any form of restriction.

In this model, articles are freely downloadable from OA Publishing London website, OA Publishing London journals’ websites or any website supported by OA Publishing London.

In this model, articles and data can be re-used and re-distributed without restrictions, as long as the original work of the authors is clearly and correctly identified and cited.


OAPL self-archiving policy

Authors may archive pre-print and post-print versions of their articles for the purpose of self-archiving or deposit.

Authors may use OAPL's version (final PDF) for the purpose of self-archiving or deposit. The link must be accompanied by the following text: “The final HTML/PDF is also available at”.