Open Access Policy and Publication Ethics

Open Access

Pons Aelius is committed to complete and transparent open access for academic work. All of Pons Aelius’ articles are free to access immediately from the date of publication. There are no author charges (APCs) prior to publication, and no charge for any reader to download articles and reviews for their own scholarly use. As such, the Pons Aelius’, and its associated work, is free and open at the time of publication and forever onwards. It does not recieve donations or funding from Newcastle University, instead relying upon the voluntary work of its editorial team and advisory board.

Publication Ethics

We do not discriminate against authors, contributors or editors based on their personal identity, race, or characteristics. We strive to encourage diversity, promote inclusion and practice equality across the publishing process. We welcome and hope for contributors from diverse backgrounds of any ethnicity, faith, sexuality, nationality and disability. We encourage submissions of all kinds but we will not support false statements or racist, sexist or any other bigoted stances.

Pons Aelius tries at all times to remain impartial and avoid influence from external partners. Contributors are expected to divulge any competing interests which could hinder the objectivity and integrity of a submission. These influences can range from financial to personal factors.

The editors of Pons Aelius will consider retractions, expressions of concern and corrections with reference to COPE’s Retraction Guidelines. If errors are found, either from the author or Pons Aelius, a retraction shall be undertaken. Note retractions are reserved for articles that are seriously flawed in their arguments/findings. Throughout this the editorial team will work to remain impartial when reassessing work. Any substantive corrections will be carried out in line with COPE’s guidelines.

We take all complaints issused against our contributors/Pons Aelius itself seriously. We shall do our utmost to resolve any conflict levelled at our publication.

As outlined in our Copyright policy, all intellectual rights remain with the author of each submission. We maintain no restrictions against the reproduction of work featured in Pons Aelius (though acknowledgement of the source must be given) and support the sharing of data, in reference our published academic pieces. Personal data is confidential unless included within the published journal or featured on this site.