The Journal of Sustainable Livestock is committed to the principles of open access, aiming to make high-quality research freely available to the global research community. The following Open Access Policy outlines the journal's approach to open access publishing:

1. Open Access Publication:
All articles published in the Journal of Sustainable Livestock are freely available to anyone worldwide, without any subscription or paywall barriers. This allows for unrestricted access to the published research, promoting knowledge dissemination and facilitating collaborations.

2. Creative Commons License:
To ensure maximum accessibility and reuse of published articles, the journal applies a Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license to all published content. This license allows others to distribute, remix, adapt, and build upon the work, even for commercial purposes, as long as proper attribution is given to the original source.

3. Author Retention of Copyright:
Authors retain the copyright of their published articles and are free to share and disseminate their work in any form or medium. The journal only requires a non-exclusive license to publish the article.

4. Article Processing Charges (APCs):
To cover the costs associated with open access publishing, the Journal of Sustainable Livestock charges article processing charges (APCs) for accepted articles. These charges are typically paid by the author, their institution, or funding agencies. The specific APC amount and payment details are provided in the journal's guidelines for authors.

5. Waivers and Discounts:
The journal acknowledges that APCs may pose financial challenges for some authors. As part of its commitment to inclusivity, the Journal of Sustainable Livestock may offer waivers or discounts on APCs in certain cases, such as for authors from low-income countries or those facing financial hardships. Authors can refer to the journal's guidelines for information on eligibility and the application process.

6. Archiving and Preservation:
The journal ensures long-term preservation and accessibility of published articles by depositing them in digital archives and repositories. This safeguards the scholarly record and facilitates future research and citation of the published work.

7. Transparent Peer Review:
The journal follows a rigorous peer review process to maintain high standards of quality and integrity in published articles. The peer review process is transparent, with reviewers' identities kept confidential, and authors receiving feedback and recommendations to enhance their research.

8. Promotion of Open Access:
The Journal of Sustainable Livestock actively promotes the principles of open access publishing and advocates for the benefits of open research and knowledge sharing. The journal encourages authors, readers, and the research community to embrace open access and contribute to the advancement of sustainable livestock research.

By implementing this Open Access Policy, the Journal of Sustainable Livestock aims to foster a more inclusive and accessible research environment, promoting the dissemination and impact of research in the field of sustainable livestock.