The Canadian Center of Science and Education (CCSE) is a private non-profit that has helped educators and researchers worldwide since 2006. It has partnered with numerous research facilities, community organizations and foundations to provide programs which support education and promote research development. As the publisher of scholarly journals from many academic fields, CCSE is constantly tweaking its system to ensure scientific integrity and excellence. The organization’s latest changes have targeted its publications policy.
If you are an author who is interested in publishing through the Canadian Center of Science and Education, here are the changes you should be aware of.
Embracing the SHERPA RoMEO Green Archiving Policy
CCSE has updated its deposit/archiving policy and now follows the Sherpa/RoMEO green archiving policy. RoMEO is a set of policies established by SHERPA Services at University of Nottingham’s Centre for Research Communication. Through these, the Canadian Center of Science and Education ensures green self-archiving while helping academic authors and publisher protect intellectual property.
Stricter Self-Plagiarism Rules
Self-plagiarism is reusing similar or identical portions of own work without citing the original wok. Articles which feature this form of plagiarism are identified as duplicate or multiple publications. As the Canadian Center of Science and Education follows a strict code of ethics, it condemns self-plagiarism and will take action against authors or publishers who practice it.
Following the Gold Open Access Journal Publishing Method
Under its open-access policy, the CCSE has embraced the Gold Open Access way. Through it, authors can publish journals which are accessible to readers via the publisher’s website. Readers will not pay to access the journals, but the author or their employer or research funder will need to pay a publishing fee to cover operational expenses. However, publication fees will vary based on the type of journal, so you should find out how much you have to pay in advance. In addition, to ensure fairness among all of its clients, the CCSE will not waive fees or reduce them.
Distributing Under Creative Commons Attribution License
Articles published through the Canadian Center of Science and Education are open-access publications that are distributed according to the Creative Commons Attribution license. Creative commons allows you to share your findings with the world as it supports and defines legal and technical regulations that maximize the benefits of digital creativity and sharing. As a result, authors can modify copyright terms according to their own needs.
Through these changes, the Canadian Center of Science and Education continues to prove itself as a rigorous and serious publisher that has a strong sense of responsibility. In addition, these updates help authors since they limit unethical practices, such as self-plagiarism, which can hinder their ability to effectively contribute to the fields of research and science. The latest changes also protect researchers’ hard work from being misused while ensuring ample exposure for their findings through measures like SHERPA RoMEO.
So trust the CCSE to publish your journal, ensure its exposure in the right circles, and ultimately support other researchers in the same field by inspiring them through your findings.