Open Access Statement

Castledown publishes fully open access journals, which means that all articles are available on the internet to all readers immediately upon publication without any cost or subscription. Non-commercial use and distribution in any medium is permitted, provided the author and the journal are properly credited.

Benefits of open access for authors, include:
– Free access for all users worldwide
– Authors retain copyright and full publishing rights to their work without restrictions
– Increased visibility and readership
– All content available immediately on publication
– No spatial constraints

All articles in all journals are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License

Publication Fees

All of our journals are fully open access, and there are no costs or subscriptions needed to read published articles in any of Castledown journals. There are no fees to submit an article for consideration to a journal, but some journals may require article processing charges (APCs) once a manuscript is accepted. Please check the relevant page for each individual journal regarding these fees.

Authors have the following benefits from publishing in a Castledown journal:

​– Unlimited free access to the article for everyone forever
– Professional layout and production
– Thorough copy editing and proofreading by expert staff
– A unique DOI
– Plagiarism check to ensure academic integrity with iThenticate
– Registration with CrossRef for broad access and visibility
– Archiving with LOCKSS and CLOCKSS for permanent preservation of content
– Updating of content with CrossMark

Please check out our FAQ for more information about our open access publishing.