Open Access

Open Access

What does the subscribe-to-open model means for authors of Environmental Policy and Law
Under the subscribe-to-open (S2O) model, when there is enough library support each year in order for the journal to be open access, your contribution to Environmental Policy and Law will be published open access, without the need for you or your funder to pay an APC (Article Processing Charge) or any other fee. All costs for EPL-S2O are supported by subscriptions from participating libraries. 
With the subscribe-to-open model, there must be enough library support each year in order for the journals to remain open access. Your support and advocacy for your library to participate therefore plays a key role. See For Librarians.
Or you can directly fill out a recommendation form: Recommendation form.

If S2O open access is not achieved
If the journal is unable to be open access in a future year, the journal would expect to return to a standard subscription model. Should this happen, there are a number of options available to you in order to publish your contribution open access, especially where funder compliance is a concern. See here.

Is submitting to a EPL-S2O journal different than the regular submissions process
In short, no. Guidelines for submitting an article for EPL are unchanged. Please visit the "Submit" tab of EPL and follow the journal's guidelines.

Which license is right for me
Under the Subscribe-to-Open model, you the author retain copyright of your work. A CC BY license (Creative Commons) is applied for your article. If you prefer you can also select a CC BY NC license for publication of your article.
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