Open access policy

The Journal of Global Buddhism is a diamond open access journal. This means we provide permanent and free access to published scholarly works for readers and no publication fees for the authors. All articles are published under the most flexible reuse standard – the CC BY license.

Authors are not charged article processing fees or publication fees. They also retain copyright of their work and allow it to be shared and reused, provided that it is correctly cited. Authors are free to upload submitted, accepted or published versions of their work to an institutional or other repository.

Readers anywhere in the world may download, share or use the work, free of charge.

The Creative Commons Licence

Creative Commons License

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
  3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).


Up until Vol.22 No.1, 2021, our articles were published under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license.