The International Journal of the Commons is an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed open-access journal, dedicated to furthering the understanding of institutions for use and management of resources that are (or could be) enjoyed collectively.
These resources may be part of the natural world (e.g. forests, climate systems, or the oceans) or they may be created (e.g. infrastructures such as irrigation systems, the internet or (scientific) knowledge, for example of the sort that is published in open-access journals).
The IJC is an initiative of the International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC).
IJC receives structural financial support from Knowledge Unlatched (KU)
The International Journal of the Commons is part of the KU Select 2017 Collection which was officially launched on 16th May 2017.
Knowledge Unlatched (KU) connects a global library community of over 450 institutions that crowdfunds the costs to publishing HSS books and journals in Open Access. In KU Select 2017 not only books but also 21 journals from a variety of publishers participate The journals are a mix of formerly closed and Open Access titles. They have been curated by a Selection Committee consisting of 40 librarians from 12 countries. Read the full press release here.
As a result of this KU initiative, IJC will receive structural funding in the form of an annual sum of 5,307 EUR between 2018-2021. This support is greatly acknowledged. It will help us to work towards professionalizing our support staff, to expand our ability to exempt certain categories of authors from paying (part of) the author processing charge (APC), and to keep these APCs at a reasonable level.
Posted on 17 Apr 2018