Our Commitments to Diamond Open Access
Open Access Statement
This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or their institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the DOAJ & BOAI definitions of open access.
Copyright & Licensing
The license(s) permitted by the Cambridge Journal of Human Behaviour follows the terms of Creative Common Attribution–NonCommercial 4.0 License. This applies to all articles and blogs published in the Journal. Authors retain the full copyright to their work, although not without restrictions. Namely, authors are allowed to share (copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format) and adapt (remix, transform, and build upon the material), but they must give the Journal appropriate credit (i.e., place of first publication), provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. Moreover, authors may not use the material for commercial purposes.
The Cambridge Journal of Human Behaviour is a collaborative, double-blind (double-anonymous) peer-review journal. Personal information of authors and peer-reviewers will not be disclosed to either party during the process of peer-review. Given the peer-review’s collaborative style, peer-reviewers will work together on the author’s manuscript, but neither will know have access to the author’s personal information. That is to say, authors and reviewers will remain “blind” / “anonymous” to each other. All peer-reviewers must undergo a training course or a valid equivalent training (e.g., through the Cambridge University Libraries) prior to peer-reviewing any manuscript.
For more details on how our peer review works, see “Peer Review” in our Handbook
No manuscript submissions should contain any plagiarism of any sort. Whilst we do not routinely screen article submissions for plagiarism, any manuscript found to be plagiarised will be reported to the Editorial Board and subsequently discussed with the author. Serious violations of our plagiarism policy may result in the author’s right to publish with the Journal being revoked.
For University students:
Any text or material published in any published article must not be subsequently used in any answer for any exam. Given the journal being in the public domain, plagiarism of any sorts is not tolerated and exam answers may be subject to plagiarism checks within relevant departments. Our publication ethics should also be observed and enacted by all readers, authors, reviewers, and editors. Similarly, authors must not plagiarise any material that is not their own unpublished work; otherwise appropriate citations and referencing should be employed where necessary (please see references). Whilst undergraduate dissertations and projects may be submitted, they can only be submitted to the Journal after they have been marked and the author has obtained approval from their respective supervisor(s) should any unpublished data be used. This should feature as a signed statement/ authorisation which should be included within either the cover letter or the manuscript itself.
– Article Processing Charges (APCs)
The Cambridge Journal of Human Behaviour has no fees. Authors may submit free of charge and publish free of charge. Anyone may access the journal’s material free of charge.
– Other Fees
The Journal has no other fees.