Publishing options

Global Journal of Environmental Science and Management is a Transformative Journal (TJ). Once the paper is accepted for publication, authors will have the option to choose how their article is published:

  1. Traditional publishing model – published articles are made available to institutions and individuals who subscribe to Hybrid or who pay to read specific articles. There is no charge to publish.
  1. Open Access – when an article is accepted for publication, the author/s or funder/s pay an Article Processing Charge (APC). The final version of the published article is then free to read for everyone.

Global Journal of Environmental Science and Management is actively committed to becoming a fully Open Access journal. GJESM will increase the number of articles are published open access (OA), with the eventual goal of becoming a fully Open Access journal. A journal that commits to this process is known as a Transformative Journal.

A Transformative Journal is a subscription or hybrid journal that has committed to transitioning to fully OA – authors can choose between gold OA, or subscription publication, based on their preferences, funder or institutional requirements, and APC funding availability.  

What authors need to know?

  • Optional open access: You will have the option to publish your primary, original research articles OA.
  • Copyright: The copyright remains with you: open access articles in TJs are published under the liberal Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 international (CC BY) license. You are free to share and redistribute the material in any medium or format.
  • APC pricing transparency: TJs commit to providing greater transparency on the services covered by the APC.
  • Compliance: By opting for immediate gold OA in a TJ, you will meet the requirements of any research funder/institution, including those of Plan.
  • Open metrics and reporting: You will be regularly updated with metrics on the volume, usage, citations, and online attention of your OA article.
  • APC pricing transparency: TJs commit to providing greater transparency on the services covered by the APC. 

Benefits of open access

Publishing open access offers a number of benefits, including greater reach and higher cited for your article.