Licensing and Copyright

Authors retain full copyright and grant the journal right of first publication (online and print) with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons License CC BY-SA 4.0 (from 2022). IJRVET is since 2015 listend in Sherpa Romeo.

The author / the authors grant third parties the right to use the article freely as long as the research integrity of the article is maintained and the original authors and citation details are given. All articles will be published with the CC BY-SA 4.0 for free cultural works. By emphasising the principle of "freedom", the principle of "responsibility" is also emphasised, which in science means safeguarding the principles and standards of good research practice (e.g. Code of Conduct: Guidelines for Safeguarding Good Research Practice).

BY (attribution): Others are allowed to share, distribute and redistribute the published article in any medium or format, with an identification of the authors and its initial publication in this journal.

SA (sharealike): Others are allowed to build upon your work even for commercial purposes, as long as they credit you and license their new creations under the identical terms. All new works based on yours will carry the same license (sharealike), so any derivatives will also allow commercial use. 

4.0 (version): Finalized and published in 2013.

Each author sign a contract. We use a securely and legally binding online-service with an electronic signature, provided by eversign/xodosign. Eversign/xodosign is compliant with the requirements outlined throughout the General Data Protection Regulation of the European Union.

The Creative Commons (CC) Licences were not primarely developped for scientific purposes. We used from 2014 to 2021 the in 2013 published licence CC BY-NC-ND 4.0, a restrictive open access licence (no commercial use and no derivatives) in combination with the specific requirements of scientific work. Specific rules until 2021: "Authors are allowed to use their article commercially with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal. Authors agree explicit that the published article are indexed worldwide in databases, repositories and indexation services, even if these services operate on a commercial basis. Authors grant IJRVET explicit the right to include the published article in a printed Yearbook and distribute the Yearbook via Amazon and other retailers."

Since CC licences have in the meantime become established in scientific practice, the continuation of restrictive use is no longer appropriate. From 2022, all IJRVET articles are approved for free cultural work.