Professional Publisher (Small)
|Owner||Ubiquity Press Ltd.|
|Address||6 Osborn Street, London E1 6TD, United Kingdom|
|Copyright and Licensing||For copyright policy, see the Ubiquity Press Terms and Conditions, section 9: http://www.ubiquitypress.com/site/t-and-c/
For licensing policy, please see our individual journals, e.g. http://www.stabilityjournal.org/about/
Access to all content for text and data mining is completely unrestricted and free of charge.
|Copyright and Licensing Policy||Ubiquity Press is a 100% open access publisher. All content is licensed under Creative Commons CC BY licenses.|
|Complaint policy||There is no generic complaints policy. Specific policies are in place where they make sense, e.g. for copyright above.|
|Publication charge link||This policy is hosted on individual journal websites. E.g. http://www.glossa-journal.org/about/submissions/|
|Publication charge policy||Fully published (as opposed to hosted) journals have a standard Article Processing Charge (APC) of £300. This fee may vary from journal to journal. The APC is levied on publication of an article. Depending on the journal, the Society may cover the APC, or the author may be asked to source the amount from their funder/institution.|
|OASPA Compliant OA Journals||January 2016: 38 journals|
|OASPA Compliant OA Books||19|
|Initiatives||We also publish open data journals, and run an open access preprints service for conference proceedings. As of January 2016, there are also 13 other presses using the Ubiquity Press platform, under a partnership arrangement. Journals and books published by our partners are not included in the above figures.|
|Peer review process||http://www.ubiquitypress.com/site/peer-review-policies/|
|Peer review policy||All articles submitted to a Ubiquity Press journal are initially assessed by an Editor, who decides whether or not the article fits the scope of the journal and is suitable for peer-review. Submissions considered suitable for peer-review are assigned to independent experts, who are asked to assess the article for clarity, validity, and sound methodology. Based on the reviewer reports the editor will make a decision to for ask for revisions, accept or reject the submission. If conflicting review feedback is provided, or if the feedback is unclear, then the editor will engage with the reviewers to further discuss the submission and the suggested editorial decision. Overall editorial responsibility rests with the journal’s Editor-in-Chief, who is supported by an expert, international Editorial Board.
Ubiquity Press journals can operate double-blind, blind, or open peer-review processes. Journals also have the option of releasing their peer-review comments alongside publications, either in an anonymised or open format. Whilst the press encourages open processes, journals are able to choose their preferred review option. All reviewers must provide a competing interests statement prior to returning their review feedback.
We aim to make the review process as efficient as possible, whilst maintaining a high quality of reviewer feedback. In most cases, the review period is expected to take under six weeks. Reviewers are asked to provide formative feedback, even if an article is not deemed suitable for publication in the journal.
As members of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), Ubiquity Press ensures that journal teams receive editorial support, ethical guidance and professional networking. All of our journals adhere to the COPE guidelines for best practice.