Open access policy

The European Journal of Geography fulfils the DOAJ definition of open access.

The journal agrees upon the Berlin declaration on Open Access to Scientific Knowledge and grant all users "a free, irrevocable, worldwide, right of access to, and a license to copy, use, distribute, transmit and display the work publicly and to make and distribute derivative works, in any digital medium for any responsible purpose, subject to proper attribution of authorship [...], as well as the right to make small numbers of printed copies for their personal use." (The Berlin declaration on Open Access to Scientific Knowledge of 22 October 2003)


Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)

All new articles and those who published since 2021 in the European Journal of Geography are published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY 4.0) license ( (full license legal code). Under this license, authors retain ownership of the copyright for their content, but allow anyone to download, reuse, reprint, modify, distribute and/or copy the content, even commercially, as long as the original authors and source are cited. However, we would like to clarify that articles published before 2021 were subject to an "All Rights Reserved" copyright. During this period, PDFs of articles with "All Rights Reserved" were made available for download on our website following the journal's renewal in 2021. Therefore, we acknowledge a transition period in our licensing history and we are actively working towards a comprehensive transition to a CC-BY license for all articles in the future.

Articles and contents (e. g. figures) can be reprinted if the following credit is given:
Article printed under Creative Commons license CC BY 4.0: [Name of Authors]. [Year]. [Title]. EJG [Vol.] [DOI].


Publishing agreement grants authors the following rights

Authors retain the copyright and receive proper attribution when the work is used as all articles are published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution license CC BY 4.0. 

Authors retain the non-exclusive right to deposit for an unlimited period of time a digital copy of the article (pre-print, post-print and publishers version) without embargo on personal websites and/or in any open online archive and/or publicly accessible scholarly non-profit repository to make the article permamently and openly accessible and increase access for education and research. 

With respect to the authors right the EJG obtain a non-exclusive right to publish and distribute the work, receive proper attribution and citation as journal of first publication and to migrate the work to future formats and to include it in collections.


Further information

If you have any questions regarding our licensing system please do not hesitate to contact our Editorial Management.