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Licensing Information

Beginning with issue 41, all articles in this journal are covered by a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license.

Rights for Authors

Authors retain copyright for all content published in The Electronic Green Journal. However, authors grant to the journal the right to make available such content, in any format, in perpetuity. Authors may reproduce, in other contexts, content to which they possess the copyright, although in any subsequent publications. EGJ should be acknowledged as the original publisher. Authors are welcome to read the journal's publication agreement before submitting.

Rights of California Digital Library

The California Digital Library has the right to view and display, store and copy (for preservation purposes), and distribute all eScholarship Repository content. All eScholarship Repository content may be browsed and downloaded at no cost and with no access restrictions. Once an article is published in an eScholarship Repository journal or peer-reviewed series, it may not be removed.

eScholarship Repository Policies

Basic policies for the eScholarship Repository are delineated at http://www.escholarship.org/help_submissions.html. All eScholarship Repository content may be browsed and downloaded at no cost and with no access restrictions. Once an article is published in an eScholarship Repository journal or peer-reviewed series, it may not be removed.

Peer Review Process

The Electronic Green Journal only accept original articles and operates a rigorous peer-review process that ensures scholarly excellence. All manuscripts submitted to EGJ for publication are double-blind peer-reviewed according to the following procedure:

Initial Review (technical review): The General Editor evaluates each manuscript to determine if the submitted manuscript has fulfilled all the predetermined criteria and that its topic and content is suitable for consideration by the EGJ. Manuscripts that do not meet minimum criteria are returned to the authors.

Peer Review: The manuscripts that pass the initial review are assigned to reviewers. Each paper undergoes evaluations by at least two reviewers of the respected field. The review process is conducted anonymously; the EGJ does not reveal the identity of the reviewers to the authors and vice versa in order to implement the double blind peer-review process. Referees evaluate the manuscript based on its originality, scope, content, presentation, and value. The referees are asked to complete their reviews within six weeks.

Recommendation: After assessment of the manuscript, one of the following recommendations is made:

  • Accepted as is;
  • Accepted with Revisions;
  • Unacceptable, specifying the reason for rejections;

Authors may be asked by the managing editor at all times during the editorial process to revise a contribution in order to maintain scientific standards and comply with the journal’s author guidelines and the APA style guide. The result of the review itself are shared only with the corresponding author.