The journal welcomes diverse approaches to innovative ideas that could potentially be a breakthrough in a particular field of study. ESSD is archived in the collaborative digital preservation archiving systems in Portico and in LOCKSS, as they provide access to permanent and authorized digital content for electronic scholarly journals.

In accordance with the definition of open access journal provided by BOAI, ESSD is a model of the fully open journal that allows global open access to its content which is freely available without charge to users and institutions. They are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose for non-commercial use, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author.

COPE Membership:

As a member of COPE, ESSD abides by CORE's policies and journals practices, to reach the highest standards in publication ethics.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.