Open Science

Open access

When the article is submitted on the Open Archive, one of the Creative Commons (CC) licenses has to be selected unless otherwise required by employers or funding agencies. Many science funders specifically require the CC-BY license. There will be no copyright transfer to the journal: authors retain the copyright and merely grant the journal the right to publish the article through the CC Open Access license.

Supplementary material

Although not a requirement for publication, the journal recommends that any research software source code and data sets associated with the submitted manuscript be made publicly available. This can be done, and a citable DOI identifier obtained, through repositories such as

  • Zenodo for large data sets, algorithms or research software,
  • PANGEA, Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science,
  • SoftwareHeritage for research software.

Long term archiving as well as reproducibility of the results exposed in a research article are equally important. Accordingly, any link to a personal professional webpage is not recommended since durability is in general not guaranteed. Both repositories cited above assign a permanent identifier to all their deposits which can then be cited in articles submitted to the journal. All other institutional repositories offering long-term archiving facilities are also acceptable. Authors are invited to read a detailed article on the good practices for Software and Data citations.

FAIR guiding principles

Good data and software management is key to ensure dissemination of knowledge and innovation. Possible reuse by the scientific community after publication is made possible through the four foundational FAIR principles, namely: Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability, and Reusability. Contributors should be aware of these principles when submitting a paper to JTCAM.