Open-Access Publishing Policies

The Journal of Recovery Science is an open-access, peer-reviewed, international journal devoted to publishing original research in the area of behavioral health recovery. Accepted articles are published on a rolling basis with numbered issues released twice per year. 

In an effort to reduce barriers to accessing and disseminating knowledge to a wide audience, JORS utilizes a hybrid, gold open-access policy for all submissions. Accepted manuscripts are charged a modest article processing fee (APF) to cover the costs associated with publication. APFs are determined by the following factors:

In addition, JORS facilitates a low-barrier APF waiver program that allows for any researcher without the financial means to publish their accepted manuscript. Waiver applications can be received by contacting the editorial team.

Open Access Policy

All materials published in JORS are immediately and freely available to anyone with access to the internet; permitting any user to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full text of these articles, crawl article lists for indexing, pass articles as data to software, or use them for any lawful purpose, without financial, legal or technical barriers.

Copyright and Licensing

JORS strongly believes that authors should retain copyright for their work without restrictions. As such, the journal publishes open-access articles under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY), which has been endorsed by the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA). The CC BY license permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Editor Responsibilities and Commitment to the Scientific Community

In an effort to promote accountability, quality research dissemination, and transparency, The JORS editorial team has outlined the following commitments: