Submission Preparation ChecklistAs part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
- The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
- The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or in LibreOffice file format.
- The submission file has been proof read and is deemed ready for review
- The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
- The submission is anonymised as to ensure blind review
Peer Review Process
The Journal of Awareness Based Systems Change operates a double-blind review process
The journal publishes two times per year.
Open Acess Policy
This is an open access journal, licensed
- under a CC BY license, 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, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author, but giving appropriate credit.
Authors are not charged any APCs (Article Processing Charges) or other publication fees.
Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:
- Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0International (CC BY 4.0) license that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are required to make sure submitted content does not infringe third-party copyright. Authors must obtain permission to reproduce any third-party material for online (and print, if applicable) publication in perpetuity. It is also the authors' responsibility to include any acknowledgements requested by copyright holders, and to mark clearly third-party material used with permission, material that has separate licensing terms, and material used under exceptions or limitations to copyright.
It is not necessary to obtain permission to reuse articles published in this journal, provided that reuse is in line with the article's Creative Commons license and attribution to the author(s) and the published article is maintained. Please note that these terms do not extend to any material that has separate licensing terms specified or any material that is identified as being the copyright of a third party. Permission to reproduce third-party material must be obtained directly from the copyright holders concerned.
This journal utilizes the PKP-PN achieving system to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration.
Take Down Policy
What the Journal of Awareness Based Systems Change will do if you believe content in this journal infringes any person's rights, or applicable EU laws.
We make every effort to ensure that published content does not infringe any person's rights, or applicable laws.
Should you discover content in this journal that you believe to be illegal, or infringes any of your statutory rights, you may contact the Editor who will review the complaint.
On receipt of your complaint, the Editorial team will:
- Make an initial assessment of its validity
- Acknowledge receipt of the complaint by email
- For all but spurious complaints, cease access to the item that is subject to complaint
- Seek to verify your identity and authority as complainant.
When the authenticity of your complaint has been verified and the Editor has been advised that it is ostensibly legitimate, the item will be removed from public access. If it is confirmed that it does not breach any law then the item will be reinstated.
The content of the papers published in JABSC represents the views of the author only and is his/her sole responsibility.
The Journal of Awareness Based Systems Change and editors disclaim any liability of violations of other parties' rights, or any damage incurred as a consequence to use or apply any of the contents of JABSC.
In submitting a paper to JABSC the author warrants that the article is original and has not been published or presented for publication elsewhere and that nothing in the article violates any right of privacy or infringes any intellectual property rights or other rights of any kind of any person or entity.
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Privacy and Consent Policy
The data collected from registered and non-registered users of this journal falls within the scope of the standard functioning of peer-reviewed journals. It includes information that makes communication possible for the editorial process; it is used to inform readers about the authorship and editing of content; it enables collecting aggregated data on readership behaviors, as well as tracking geopolitical and social elements of scholarly communication.
This journal’s editorial team uses this data to guide its work in publishing and improving this journal. Data that will assist in developing this journal platform (Open Journal Systems – OJS) may be shared with its developer Public Knowledge Project (PKP) who provide this journal platform, in an anonymized and aggregated form, with appropriate exceptions such as article metrics. The data will not be sold by this journal or PKP nor will it be used for purposes other than those stated here.
Users who register with this journal, including authors and peer reviewers where applicable, consent to having the personal information being stored in JABSC hosting platform (OJS) and processed by the platform and journal editorial teams.
Authors who make a submission to this journal consent to the personal information they supply as part of the submission being stored JABSC hosting platform (OJS) and processed by the platform and journal editorial teams. Authors who make a submission have the responsibility to ensure that all contributors have read this Privacy and Consent policy and consent to having their personal information that is supplied as part of the submission process being stored in JABSC hosting platform (OJS) and processed by the platform and journal editorial teams. Authors published in this journal are also responsible for the human subject data that figures in the research reported in the journal.
JABSC hosting platform (OJS) collects anonymized usage log data, including IP addresses, pages visited, date visited, browser information, and geographical data. This information is not used to identify visitors personally and it is not used for any purpose other what is described here.
Rights of the Individual
Those involved in editing this journal seek to be compliant with industry standards for data privacy, including the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) provision for “data subject rights” that include (a) breach notification; (b) right of access; (c) the right to be forgotten; (d) data portability; and (e) privacy by design. The GDPR also allows for the recognition of “the public interest in the availability of the data,” which has a particular saliency for those involved in maintaining, with the greatest integrity possible, the public record of scholarly publishing.
All users whose details are stored in JABSC OJS installation can exercise their rights of the individual, as they are detailed in the GDPR.
If you have a user account and wish to have it deleted, please email a member of the editorial team.