Policies

Licensing
AJIC
 issues published between 2006 and 2013 (Issues 7 to 13) carry the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5 South Africa (CC BY-SA 2.5 ZA) licence. All other AJIC outputs are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) licence

Copyrights and Publishing Rights
All contributors whose submissions are published in AJIC retain the copyrights and publishing rights in their contributions without restriction. Contributors are only required to grant AJIC's publisher—the LINK Centre, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg—a non-exclusive licence to publish their contribution in AJIC under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) licence.

Open Access Policy
AJIC
's open access approach corresponds to the objectives of the National Research Foundation (NRF) Open Access Statement and the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities. (For more information on open access publishing, go to Wits LibGuide: Open Access, Access to Knowledge and Scholarly Communication: Introduction.) 

“By ‘open access’ to this literature, we mean its free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself. The only constraint on reproduction and distribution, and the only role for copyright in this domain, is to give authors control over the integrity of their work and the right to be properly acknowledged and cited.”

Article Processing Charges (APCs)
AJIC does not impose article processing charges (APCs) or article submission charges on its authors.

Plagiarism
All AJIC submissions are screened for plagiarism via the online Turnitin detection service. AJIC will reject any submission found to contain clear evidence of plagiarism, and future submissions will not be considered from the author(s) of such a submission.

Language Policy
All abstracts and articles are published in English.

Digital Preservation Policy
This journal utilises the Portico system to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. Click here to view AJIC in the Portico Keeper's Registry.