The full content of this journal is open access. We encourage research librarians to list this journal among their library's electronic journal holdings. Also, it may be worth noting that this journal's publishing system is open source. Your library may wish to consider hosting the software for faculty members to use with journals they are involved with editing. (see Open Journal Systems).

All articles have unique DOI numbers located under metadata and APA citation. This journal supports Open Access and Open Science. It also uses the Creative Commons Licence and encourages libraries to include the title in their databases.  There are no subscription costs and the Journal has no APCs.

Copyright for articles published in this journal is retained by the authors, with first publication rights granted to the Journal.

Articles in this journal are published under the Creative Commons Attribution Licence (CC-BY). This is to get more legal certainty about what readers can do with published articles, and thus a wider dissemination and archiving.

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For all other queries please contact alison.mcintosh@qut.edu.au