Open Access and Intellectual Rights

The journal is an open-access journal which means that all content is freely available to authors, users, or their organizations, without any charge. The open-access supports the rights of users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, but only if they are properly acknowledged and correctly cited, which is in line with the BOAI Open Access definition.

The authors are not charged a fee for processing or publishing their articles, which are available on the journal’s website immediately after a positive double peer review.  All the published articles are double-blind peer-reviewed and screened with plagiarism detection tools; a content match of less than 20% is considered acceptable. Reviews are delivered promptly.

Authors are copyright holders and maintain author rights in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) or comparable license. While holding these rights, authors grant the Institute of Communication Studies (publisher of KAIROS) a non-exclusive right to the first publication of their articles, including abstracts. This enables us to ensure full copyright protection and to disseminate the article to the widest possible readership in electronic format. Authors are themselves responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce copyright material from other sources.