Focus and Scope


Focus and Scope

All articles in open access journals which are published by KSP Library have undergone peer review and upon acceptance are immediately and permanently free for everyone to read and download. Platforms such as repositories, preprint servers and scholarly collaboration networks can host research published by KSP Library following the guidelines below:

1- KSP Library supports the STM Article Sharing Principles and we want to work in partnership with organizations aggregating and making available versions of articles published by researchers with KSP Library. This policy complements our sharing policy which outlines how authors can share their research, and agreements with subscribing institutions about how licensed material can be shared.

2- We believe that we all have a shared responsibility to work together to ensure researchers can share research quickly, easily, and responsibly. This requires active partnering to ensure the coherence and integrity of the scientific record, to promote responsible sharing in a way that respects the needs of all stakeholders, and to enable impact and usage measurement in a distributed environment.

3- Hosting platforms should develop and share COUNTER (and OAI) compliant usage statistics so that researchers and publishers have a full picture of how articles are shared and used.

4- Where commercial organizations seek to benefit from hosting versions of articles on their platforms, formal commercial arrangements should be made with KSP Library. Non-commercial organizations can host documents under the terms of this policy.

5- Sites or repositories that provide a service to other organizations or agencies, even if those other organizations or agencies are themselves non-commercial entities, are considered to be providing a commercial service, and this service activity will also require a commercial arrangement with KSP Library.



  • Journals
  • Working Papers
  • Conference Proceedings