Open Access Policy

If your funder requires your research to be open access please inform us when/if you receive either an “accept,” “accept with revisions” or a “revise and resubmit” letter from our office and indicate whether you intend to pursue the green or gold open access options.

Green Open Access

Authors whose research has been funded by a national, regional, or international research funder may deposit a copy of the accepted manuscript (i.e., pre-copyediting, pre-typesetting, pre-tagging, but post–peer review) in an institutional repository twelve (12) months after publication of the version of record (i.e., the version available on the journal’s online platform after copyediting, tagging, typesetting, etc.). The deposit must include the article DOI linking out to the version of record. Once the deposit has been made in the institutional repository, authors must inform Pacific Affairs of the details by emailing us at enquiry(at)pacificaffairs.ubc.ca

Gold Open Access

Authors whose research has been funded by a national, regional, or international research funder have the option of publishing their article gold open access. Upon publication, the final version of record will become freely available on our online platform, IngentaConnect. Publishing gold OA requires the payment of an article processing charge (APC), which can be paid directly by the author or on behalf of the author by the author’s institution or funding body. The APC for Pacific Affairs is CAD$3500. Please contact Carolyn Grant for more information.