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Open Access Policy

oekom is happy to support open access, the practice of providing unrestricted access to peer-reviewed scientific and scholarly information.

Open Access Policy for GAIA-Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society

GAIA follows the Green Road to Open Access

  • Authors can archive their article for free public use on personal websites and/or in any open access repository immediately after publication.
  • No embargo period.
  • Authors retain copyright: All articles are published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution license CC BY 4.0.
  • We strongly encourage researchers to deposit their articles in a repository. Information on repositories can be found here: https://scholarlycommunications.jiscinvolve.org/wp/2016/05/31/what-is-a-repository/

This policy is fully compliant with Plan S

GAIA Hybrid Option

Additionally, we offer GAIA Hybrid Option: With this option authors can publish their articles with full open access via our full text content provider IngentaConnect against a basic charge.

Pricing for GAIA Hybrid Option

Our services include organization of the review and publishing process, copyediting, layout and graphics. GAIA articles are abstracted and indexed in various scientific databases (including Web of Science; Current Contents/Social and Behavioral Science; Science Citation Index Expanded; Social Science Citation Index; Cambridge Scientific Abstracts (CSA), CAB Abstracts, EBSCO and Scopus) and our editors attend relevant conferences and meetings to market our journal and thus the publications of our authors. Further costs are involved in the process of printing, distribution and hosting. To maintain our high standards of quality while covering our costs we offer GAIA Hybrid Option per published article as follows:

  • Forum section: 400 EUR (VAT not included)
  • Research section: 850 EUR (VAT not included).


Articles in GAIA are published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution license CC BY 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/). Under this license, anyone may access, copy, distribute, or reuse these articles, as long as the author and original source are properly cited.

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