Paper Prints Policy

The Journal of Philosophical Criticism (JPC) recognizes the importance of open access and scholarly dissemination while also respecting the rights and needs of authors. This paper print policy outlines the processes and limitations surrounding printed copies of published articles in the JPC.

1. Availability of Paper Prints:

  • The JPC does not directly offer paper prints of published articles. We believe online access provides the most immediate and readily available format for readers.
  • Authors may choose to print their own copies of their published articles using the PDF available on the JPC website.
  • Authors are granted non-exclusive, perpetual rights to reproduce their own articles for non-commercial purposes, including printing personal copies.

2. Third-Party Print Providers:

  • The JPC does not endorse or guarantee the services of any third-party print providers. Authors who wish to obtain printed copies through a third-party provider are responsible for their own due diligence and ensuring compliance with copyright regulations.
  • Authors should be aware that some third-party providers may charge fees for printing and/or shipping.
  • The JPC is not responsible for any errors or delays incurred through the use of a third-party print provider.

3. Copyright and Permissions:

  • The copyright for all published articles in the JPC remains with the author(s).
  • Authors grant the JPC a non-exclusive license to publish and disseminate their articles electronically.
  • Authors retain the right to grant additional licenses to their articles, such as for commercial publication or translation.
  • For any use beyond personal, non-commercial purposes, authors must obtain permission from the JPC and may need to consult with the publisher of the original article.

4. Environmental Considerations:

  • The JPC encourages authors to consider the environmental impact of printing paper copies. Online access significantly reduces paper consumption and carbon emissions associated with printing and distribution.
  • We recommend exploring alternative methods for sharing articles, such as online sharing platforms or digital repositories.