6. Open access publishing

All articles published in the Journal of Ecological Society are made permanently available online to anyone, anywhere, at any time with no form of subscription or access fee being charged. The Ecological Society may also publish a printed copy of the journal for circulation. In both the cases, copyright is retained by the author. The journal is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) definition of open access.
The copyright of the published article remains with the author. The authors are encouraged to place their articles on their own institutional or public domain repositories for greater visibility.