Open Access Policy
Creative Saplings (ISSN: 0974-536X) is committed to promoting open access to scholarly research and ensuring the widest possible dissemination of the knowledge produced by its authors. As such, the following Open Access Policy has been adopted:
Creative Saplings is an open access journal, 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 in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author.
Creative Saplings operates under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 International License. This license allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal. The license prohibits commercial use and the creation of derivative works without specific permission.
Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non-commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 International License. Authors are free to publish their work elsewhere after publication in Creative Saplings, as long as they acknowledge the original publication in this journal.
Creative Saplings encourages authors to self-archive their published articles in institutional repositories, personal websites, or other open access platforms, as long as they acknowledge the original publication in this journal.
Creative Saplings will provide free online access to all articles published in the journal, ensuring that articles are archived and preserved in perpetuity.
Creative Saplings encourages readers, authors, and institutions to support open access publishing by making donations to the journal or by purchasing printed copies of the journal.
Creative Saplings will ensure that its policies and practices support the principles of open access and will continue to review and update its policies as necessary to meet the evolving needs of the scholarly community.