The Spanish Journal of Palaeontology (SJP) is a free Open Access journal
SJP has an Open Access policy, supporting the principles and practices through which research outputs must be distributed online, free of cost or other access barriers to potential readers. Whereas conventional (non-open access) journals cover publishing costs through access tolls, including subscriptions, site licenses or pay-per-view charges, open-access journals are characterised by funding models which do not require the reader to pay to read the journal’s contents, although often, publishing or article processing fees are charged to the authors upon publication. However, SJP combines the advantages related to a Open Access journal with a completely free article publication policy, meaning that there is no fees for the author(s) to publish their research work.
Although for previous contributions to the SJP the Spanish Palaetontological Society retain the copyright, since 2021 (vol 36 onwards), SJP is distributed under an Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC 4.0), licence that allows the author(s) to hold the copyright without restrictions. This licence entails that the authors are free to share, copy and redistribute their material in any medium or format giving the appropriate credit. In addition, the license allows to use the information provided for non commercial purposes, giving the appropriated credit to the authors indicating if changes are made. It is important to highlight that once published, the authors are allowed to freely distribute their contribution in institutional repositories or personal webpages, actively spreding the results of their own work.
Editorial Board of the Spanish Journal of Palaeontology