Copyright Policy

MAP Social Sciences is an open access journal. Thus, upon publication all articles are available (with no embargo period) to be downloaded, shared, and reused without restrictions as long as the source and the original publisher are properly cited. This way open access ensures the widest possible access to research.

Publication is funded by a fee paid once a paper is accepted. All the articles use the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC-BY).

MAP Social Sciences publishes under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License (, so all the data related to the manuscript are distributed in line with the Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication waiver (, which means that you as a reader may:

  • Share, i.e. copy and redistribute the material in any medium and format;
  • Adapt the material, i.e. remix it, transform, and build upon it for any purpose

On the condition you follow the license terms stating that, you are expected:

  • To make correct attribution giving proper credit, providing a link to the license and indicating if the changes were made;
  • Not to create any further restrictions

However, some papers might include figures, tables or graphs taken from another sources, for which MAP does not hold the copyright. The original copyright holders should be contacted to check the conditions on which this material can be reused.