open access policy

The Journal of Political Science is an open journal, and as such there is no fee required to download any publication from the journal's website by authors, readers, and institutions. The journal applies a CC BY license (a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license). This license allows authors to retain copyright ownership of their papers. But this license allows any user to download, print, extract, reuse, archive, and distribute the article, as long as proper credit is given to the authors and the source of the work. The license ensures that the article will be as widely available as possible and that the article can be included in any scholarly archive.