All publications are “open access” and freely available on the web. Since it is not run for profit, this means that all publishing is done at cost. The publisher makes no claim of copyright, so all rights are retained by the author.

“Our goal is to provide publishing opportunities that offer the widest possible accessibility, dissemination, and use of research findings,” says Birgitta Hellmark Lindgren, Head of Communications and Deputy Library Director at Stockholm University Library. In this way, researchers from all over the world can find and access research findings without barriers.

The publisher uses Creative Commons, which is a simple licensing system for determining what anybody using the publications is or is not allowed to do. The copyright holder chooses which rights to grant the user. The publisher recommends the least restrictive Creative Commons license (CC-BY), as it creates the best opportunities for dissemination and use. Moreover, CC-BY is the license most in agreement with the “Budapest Open Access Initiative” and is recommended by the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA) and the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC).

The editorial structure is based on editorial boards to be established at the University, as well as an administration responsible for external peer reviews, book and journal production, marketing, and distribution.