The International Transactions on Software Engineering (ITSE) bearing ISSN 1234-1234 (online) is an annual International Journal double peer-reviewed and published in the month of February by ASDF Journals, London, the UK since 2012.
ITSE and its journals aim to provide the best choice of user license options which define how readers can reuse open access articles published on our platforms.
Open access is a broad international movement that seeks to grant free and open online access to academic information, such as publications and data. A publication is defined as ‘open access’ when there are no financial, legal, or technical barriers to accessing it – that is to say when anyone can read, download, copy, distribute, print, search for and search within the information, or use it in education or in any other way within the legal agreements.
Open access is a publishing model for scholarly communication that makes research information available to readers at no cost, as opposed to the traditional subscription model in which readers have access to scholarly information by paying a subscription (usually via libraries).
One of the most important advantages of open access is that it increases the visibility and reuse of academic research results. There is also criticism, and the aspect of quality deserves the extra effort.
ITSE and its journal Policy:
- Offer a choice between a commercial and a noncommercial Creative Commons license for gold open access articles in our proprietary titles. The choice is dependent on the journal in which the author chooses to publish. Please refer to the journal’s homepage for specific details.
- Use the user license for our open archive content
- ITSE and its journals support green open access and accepted manuscripts can be self-archived following our sharing guidelines and are required to attach an XX-XX-XX-XX license.
Choosing a License
Once selected, Creative Commons user licenses are non-revocable. ITSE and Its journals recommend author(s) check if their funding body requires a specific license. See the Creative Commons website for more details about what to consider before choosing a user license.
User license Read, print, and download Redistribute or republish the article (e.g. display in a repository) Translate the article Download for text and data mining purposes Reuse portions or extracts from the article in other works Sell or re-use for commercial purposes
CC BY 4.0 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 Yes Yes Yes, For private use only and not for distribution Yes Yes No
ITSE user license Yes No Yes Yes No No
Please note: Under the XX-XX-XX-XX license and for the ITSE and its journal user license permitted 3rd party reuse is only applicable for non-commercial purposes. For further details on the rights granted to ITSE and Its Journal.