Trace ∴ Journal for Human-Animal Studies is a peer-reviewed, fully open access online journal that provides a forum for research and discussion of human-animal relations from social and cultural perspectives.
When sending a manuscript the author(s) accept the digital publishing contract (please open the link and read it!). The publishing contract covers the publication of the manuscript on the digital versions of the Trace journal according to the Open Access principles and the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license [https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/]. (NB! Changed on January 28, 2020!) The conditions allow the author to retain copyright to his/her work and anyone to copy and distribute it for free in any medium and form, changed or unchanged provided that appropriate credit to author(s) is given, a link provided to the license, and any changes are indicated. Information on copyright issues in Finland is given by Kopiosto.
Trace is a scientific journal that doesn't pursue economic gain. Instead, the purpose of the publishing contract is to acknowledge the moral rights of the author(s) to their work and make possible the distribution of results of scientific research in the Trace journal in print as well as in digital form.
The license concerning the metadata of published articles is Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
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The Federation of Finnish Learned Societies and the journal are joint controllers. Their respective responsibilities are described in the document.