Open Access Statement


CIRD is wholly committed to the highest standards of publishing, founded on rigorous double-blind peer review. In all that we do, we work to ensure the widest possible access to the articles that we publish, to enhance the reputation of the author, the journal, its Editor and Editorial Board, and the value that we add as publisher in both printed and online forms. In order that we can do this properly and professionally, we ask authors of articles accepted for publication to sign our Author Copyright Agreement assigning (or transferring) copyright to CIRD.

The transfer of copyright is standard practice in journal publishing. This enables us, as the publisher, to negotiate subsidiary licences to database aggregators and document supply companies, and allows permissions to reproduce articles in books, course packs, electronic reserve or for library loan to be handled efficiently and with sensitivity to changing library and reader needs.

This relieves authors of a time-consuming and costly administrative burden. It also enable us to defend and enforce authors’ rights against plagiarism, copyright infringement, unauthorised use and, most important for authors’ professional reputation, breach of authors’ moral rights.

(N.B. This information does not apply to articles designated by authors as Open Access and for which the appropriate arrangements have been made.

Before publication CIRD Publication requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal contributor’s Publishing Agreement. CIRD Publication publishes manuscripts under Creative Commons licenses. The standard license for the journal is Creative Commons by Attribution NonCommercial No Derivatives (CC BY-NC-ND), which allows a work to be copied, displayed, distributed, republished or otherwise re-used provided the re-use is not an adaptation or derivative and the integrity of the original work is maintained. Additionally, this license does not allow for commercial use of the work.

One of the many benefits of publishing your research in an open access journal is the speed to publication. With no page count constraints, your article will be published online in a fully citable form with a DOI number as soon as it has completed the production process. At this time it will be completely free to view and download for all.

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Your CIRD Production Editor will keep you informed as to your article’s progress throughout the production process. Proofs will be sent by PDF to the corresponding author and should be returned promptly. Authors are reminded to check their proofs carefully to confirm that all author information, including names, affiliations, sequence and contact details are correct, and that Funding and Conflict of Interest statements, if any, are accurate. Please note that if there
are any changes to the author list at this stage all authors will be required to complete and sign a form authorizing the change.