Open Access Archiving Policy

Authors who have published in the Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education may need to meet funder requirements for open access publication.  Below are the stipulations regarding open access archiving of  papers accepted for publication in the Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education

  • You (the authors) are responsible for informing the editors of any funder requirements regarding open access archiving at the time of submission. 
  • Once an article has been accepted for publication, you may post the accepted manuscript (version A) of the article on your own personal website, your department’s website or the repository of your institution without any restrictions.
  • You may not post the accepted version (version A) of the article in any repository other than those listed above (i.e. you may not deposit in the repository of another institution or a subject repository) until 12 months after first publication of the article in the journal.
  • You may use the published article (version P) for your own teaching needs or to supply on an individual basis to research colleagues, provided that such supply is not for commercial purposes.
  • You may not post the published article (version P) on any website or in any repository without permission from COABE.
  • When posting or re-using any version of the article after publication, please provide full citation information and a link to the appropriate DOI for the published version of the article if your article has been assigned a DOI. 

Funding bodies, policies and compliance
The Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, has a 12-month embargo on archiving in subject repositories. Some funders require research articles which have resulted from their funding to be made open access. Authors who publish in the Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education  may comply with these mandates through open access archiving after 12 months. Therefore,  if the funder requires deposit in less than 12 months, then the author(s) will not be able to publish in this Journal.

Funder Agencies' Open Access Mandates
Please check with your funder if there is a mandate to publish your research open access and the criteria for compliance. There are other resources which may also be helpful:


JOURNAL ARCHIVES

Abstracts of research articles appearing in this journal and its predecessor, Adult Basic Education: An Interdisciplinary Journal for Adult Literacy Educators, are indexed by the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) database: http://www.eric.ed.gov/.


COABE Journal webinar series generously sponsored by Essential Education