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 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 without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author.

For Readers:
We encourage readers to sign up for the publishing notification service for this journal. Use the Register link at the top of the home page for the journal. This registration will result in the reader receiving the Table of Contents by email for each new issue of the journal. This list also allows the journal to claim a certain level of support or readership. See the journal's Privacy Statement, which assures readers that their name and email address will not be used for other purposes.

For Authors:
Revision of the online submitted manuscripts is mandatory for all papers. The papers must all follow a given template and instructions available in the following tabs in the journal menu:

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For Librarians:
We encourage research librarians to list this journal among their library's electronic journal holdings. As well, it may be worth noting that this journal's open-source publishing system is suitable for libraries to host for their faculty members to use with journals they are involved in editing (see Open Journal Systems).

COPE Membership:

As a member of COPE, ESSD abides by CORE's policies and journal 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.