Open Access

The Society supports Open Access and we wish to enable authors to make their work openly available.

Open Access is permanent free online access to peer-reviewed scholarly research.

Benefits of Open Access publishing include:

  • Better visibility, increased usage and higher impact for published research
  • Publicly-funded research outputs become available without price barriers
  • Reach of scholarly communication is extended, fostering collaboration within the research community
  • Quality-controlled scholarly publications can be accessed online by anyone around the world, including students, local community groups, and policy and decision makers

The Society offers a range of Open Access options for authors, and we are happy to work within the requirements of funders, including RCUK, and the SFC, HEFCW, DELNI and HEFCE’s policies for REF 2021. If you are interested in publishing an article or book with the Society, and would like to discuss Open Access options, please contact the Managing Editor.


Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland
Gold Open Access
Self-archiving (Green Open Access)
Scottish Archaeological Internet Reports (SAIR)
Gold Open Access
Books published by the Society
Gold Open Access
Self-archiving (Green Open Access)
Glossary

Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland (PSAS)

The Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland is a hybrid open access journal. We offer Gold Open Access alongside traditional print publication and we support Green Open Access. All articles are rigorously peer reviewed, and reviewers are not informed of the funding status for any submissions; acceptance for publication is based solely on editorial criteria and quality.

Gold Open Access

Publishing an article as Gold Open Access in the Proceedings means that the Version of Record will be made permanently free to access online under the terms of a Creative Commons licence upon publication. We offer a choice of Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY), Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial (CC BY-NC) and Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives (CC BY-NC-ND) licences. Authors will be asked to indicate their preference as part of the submission process, and are advised to consult their funding body (if applicable) regarding their requirements. The licence will be confirmed in the Memorandum of Agreement between the Society and the corresponding author. Please note that responsibility for ensuring that no copyright to third-party material is infringed lies with the authors.

An Article Processing Charge (APC) is applicable, which contributes towards publication and archiving costs. The APC for articles published in the Proceedings is £3,000 for articles up to 36 pages in length, and £5,000 thereafter.

Gold Open Access articles will be published in print and online, with the relevant Open Access licence prominently displayed. They will be freely available online as PDF/A files with no technical restrictions.

Please note that two years after initial publication, the contents of each volume of the Proceedings are made freely available online under a CC BY-NC-ND licence (except where existing Gold Open Access arrangements preclude this).

Self-archiving (Green Open Access)

Accepted Manuscript (peer-reviewed and revised, but not edited or typeset version): The Accepted Manuscript may be deposited in institutional, departmental and subject repositories once the article has been accepted for publication. The depositing author is responsible for ensuring that no copyright to third-party material is infringed. Please note that we request that the deposited Accepted Manuscript be made available under a CC BY-NC-ND licence and that appropriate acknowledgement be included:

This is the peer-reviewed, revised but unedited version of an article which will be published by the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland.

As soon as the Version of Record has been published online, we request that the following acknowledgement be added:

The definitive published Version of Record has been published as [Author(s)], [Year], [Title of article], [Journal], [Volume number]: [Page extent], and it is available at: [insert URL or DOI if available].

Version of Record (definitive published version): Authors are not permitted to post the Version of Record of their article anywhere online, including institutional repositories, without the written permission of the Managing Editor (editor@socantscot.org) unless Gold Open Access arrangements preclude this. The abstract and other article metadata may be made available online at any time, provided that full citation and a link to the online article are included. The Version of Record may be deposited in institutional, departmental and non-commercial subject repositories two years after publication, when it will be made available under a CC BY-NC-ND licence.

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Scottish Archaeological Internet Reports

Scottish Archaeological Internet Reports is a Gold Open Access journal, meaning that all content is freely available without charge to the users or their institution. All reports published in SAIR are fully peer reviewed and are stored in a Trusted Digital Repository for long-term archiving.

Gold Open Access

All reports published in SAIR are made permanently free to access online under the terms of a Creative Commons licence upon publication. We offer a choice of Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY), Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial (CC BY-NC) and Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs (CC BY-NC-ND) licences. Authors will be asked to indicate their preference as part of the submission process, and are advised to consult their funding body (if applicable) regarding their requirements. The licence will be confirmed in the Memorandum of Agreement between the Society and the corresponding author. Please note that responsibility for ensuring that no copyright to third-party material is infringed lies with the authors.

SAIR reports are published online with the relevant Open Access licence prominently displayed, and they are freely available online as PDF/A files with no technical restrictions.

An Article Processing Charge (APC) is applicable, which contributes towards publication and archiving costs. Given the range of content that we publish in SAIR, we do not have a flat fee. Instead, we estimate the cost based on the number of words, images and tables in the project. Our current per-page costs are £40, and we estimate 600 words and 2 images or tables per page (though please note that if you have particularly large tables, they will push the number of pages up). You can estimate the cost of your project using the following formula:

(#words/600)+(#images/2)+(#tables/2)=(est. # pages) x £40

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Books published by the Society

The Society supports Green Open Access for book chapters, and Gold Open Access is also available. All proposals are rigorously peer reviewed and reviewers are not informed of the funding status for any submissions; acceptance for publication is based solely on editorial criteria and quality.

Where possible and with the agreement of the author books are made freely available online when their print run has sold out.

Gold Open Access

We are able to provide Gold Open Access for books where the entire cost of publication is met. Publishing a book as Gold Open Access with the Society means that the final published Version of Record will be made permanently free to access online under the terms of a Creative Commons licence immediately upon publication. We offer a choice of Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY), Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial (CC BY-NC) and Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs (CC BY-NC-ND) licences. When submitting a book proposal, please let us know that you are interested in Gold Open Access and we can discuss the details.

Self-archiving (Green Open Access)

Accepted Manuscript (peer-reviewed and revised, but not edited or typeset version): Contributors in multi-author books and excavation reports may deposit the accepted version of their individual contribution in departmental or institutional repositories immediately after publication, provided that it is no more than 10% of the total content of the book. Authors of single- or co-authored books may deposit the accepted version of one chapter in departmental or institutional repositories upon publication, provided that it is no more than 10% of the total content of the book. We request that the deposited Accepted Manuscript be made available under a CC BY-NC-ND licence and that appropriate acknowledgement is included:

Copyright © [year] The Author(s). This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyediting version of an extract/chapter published in [Author/Editor], [Title], [Publication Year], [Publisher]. Details of the definitive published version and how to purchase it are available at: [insert URL for book on https://www.socantscot.org]

Authors may deposit the Accepted Manuscript version of their contribution (as stipulated above) before the book is published, provided that they make a ‘closed’ deposit.

Version of Record (definitive published version): Contributors are NOT permitted to post the definitive published Version of Record of their contribution anywhere online, including institutional repositories, without the written permission of the Managing Editor (editor@socantscot.org).

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Glossary

Accepted Manuscript

The version of a scholarly work that has been accepted for publication following peer review. Content and layout is as submitted by the author. (Adapted from niso.org). See also Author’s Original and Version of Record

Article Processing Charge (APC)

A fee paid to the publisher to make an article free at point of access. Under the APC system, the cost of publication is moved from the reader (via subscriptions and paywalls) to the author. (Adapted from projectcounter.org) See also Accepted Manuscript and Version of Record

Closed deposit

Deposit of metadata of (a version of) a scholarly work, before the full text becomes available for reading and download. Closed deposit allows repositories to respect embargo periods set by publications, while making the scholarly work discoverable to anyone. (Adapted from hefce.ac.uk). Also see Self-Archiving and Green Open Access

Commercial repository / social media network

Online networking websites and research databases of scholarly work that are owned by a commercial entity. Examples include researchgate.net, mendeley.com, academia.edu

Creative Commons licences

Creative Commons licences ensure that authors receive credit for their work, and provide an easy way to manage the copyright terms that attach automatically to all creative material under copyright. They allow that material to be shared and reused under terms that are flexible and legally sound. They work around the world and last as long as applicable copyright lasts. (Adapted from creativecommons.org)

CC BY

Creative Commons Attribution licence.This license lets others distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon your work, even commercially, as long as they credit you for the original creation. This is the most accommodating of licenses offered. Recommended for maximum dissemination and use of licensed materials. (Definition from creativecommons.org)

CC BY-NC

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial licence.This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work non-commercially, and although their new works must also acknowledge you and be non-commercial, they don’t have to license their derivative works on the same terms. (Definition from creativecommons.org)

CC BY-NC-ND

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs licence.This license is the most restrictive of our six main licenses, only allowing others to download your works and share them with others as long as they credit you, but they can’t change them in any way or use them commercially. (Definition from creativecommons.org)

Gold Open Access

This means publishing in a way that allows immediate access to everyone electronically and free of charge. Publishers can recoup their costs through a number of mechanisms, including through payments from authors called article processing charges (APCs), or through advertising, donations or other subsidies. (Definition from hefce.ac.uk). Also see Self-Archiving

Green Open Access

This means depositing the final peer-reviewed research output in an electronic archive called a repository. Repositories can be run by the researcher’s institution, but shared or subject repositories are also commonly used. Access to the research output can be granted either immediately or after an agreed embargo period. (Definition from hefce.ac.uk).

Metadata

For items in Open Access repositories, metadata usually consist of a full bibliographic reference, abstract, keywords, and similar information. (Adapted from sherpa.ac.uk).

Post-print

See Accepted Manuscript

Pre-print

See Author’s Original

Repository

Online database of articles and/or chapters that aims to collect, preserve and proffer electronically the intellectual output of a subject or organisation without charge to the World. (Adapted from sherpa.ac.uk).

Self-Archiving

The process by which authors deposit the metadata (bibliographic reference, abstract, etc.) and an electronic full text for one or more of their publications in an Open Access repository. (Adapted from sherpa.ac.uk). Also see Green Open Access

Version of Record

The version of a scholarly work that has been made available by the publisher by formally and exclusively declaring it “fit for publication”. (Adapted from niso.org) See also Author’s Original and Accepted Manuscript

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If you have any queries about the Society’s Open Access policy, please contact the Managing Editor.


Updated November 2017

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