Welcome to CSRC Publishing
CSRC Publishing, Center for Sustainability Research and Consultancy Pakistan endeavors to highlight the sustainability issues and challenges in emerging and developing countries with a focus on social and behavioral sciences by coordinating publication of open access peer-reviewed research journals, edited books and conference proceedings. The journals published by CSRC Publishing are independently managed by the editorial board of respective journals and follow open access copyright and licensing policy (TADACC-BY-NC 4.0 international).
Core Publishing Policies
CSRC Publishing, Center for Sustainability Research and Consultancy Pakistan follows a core set of policies that guide its publication activities spanning over journals, conference proceedings and other scholarly academic material. A brief of those is mentioned below.
Copyright and Licensing Policy:
All journals, conference proceedings, blogs and academic books published by CSRC Publishing, Center for Sustainability Research and Consultancy Pakistan are licensed & copyrighted under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
The authors submitting and publishing in journals published by CSRC Publishing retain the copyright of their work and give the journal right to publish their work agreeing to the licensing policy under Creative Common Attribution-Non Commercial 4.0 International. Under this license, the published authors let others remix, tweak, and build upon their work non-commercially. Yet all the other authors using the content of CSRC Publishing are required to cite author(s), journal name and publisher in their work. If you are using or reproducing content from this platform, you need to appropriately cite the author(s), journal and publisher name.
Access Policy: Green open access. All published content by CSRC publishing follows open access policy (CC-BY-NC 4.0 international) by which published authors allow users to freely download all material without any paywall or subscription required. More specifically, CSRC Publishing follows Green Open Access model by which neither authors nor readers are required to pay for the publication (No Article Processing Charges) or use of published content (No Subscription Charges).
Review Policy: Peer-review process. Published content is reviewed by subject experts under double blind peer review process prior to publication.
Author Fees: NO Article Processing Charges
Revenue Sources: A number of financial arrangements have been undertaken in order to ensure financial sustainability and academic independence of publication decision by the editorial. a) CSRC Publishing is supported by its parent organization, Center for Sustainability Research and Consultancy Pakistan. b) Published authors are offered to buy 5 reprints of the journal issue for USD 100 including courier charges. c) Advertising revenue
Advertising Policy: The advertising policy states that advertisements from only academically relevant institutions and events be allowed on the website and CSRC Publishing events.
Archiving Policy: Authors can archive pre-print and post-print or publisher’s version/PDF of their work. Self archiving by authors is allowed with zero embargo period and without requiring permission from the publisher.
Digital Preservation: The journal published by CSRC Publishing are part of The KEEPERS Registry. The content of all journals is archived via Portico (ITHAKA) for long term digital preservation.
Publication Ethics: CSRC Publishing adheres to the scholarly publications’ ethical guidelines, ethical policies and frameworks advised by COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics), OASPA (Open Access Scholarly Publishing Association) and HEC (Higher Education Commission) Pakistan.
Adherence to Principles of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: CSRC adheres to the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion to carry out its policies and practices as scholarly publisher and become a responsible organization. CSRC has adopted Statement of Principles by the Coalition for Diversity and Inclusion in Scholarly Communications (C4DISC) which clearly defines the terms of diversity, equity and inclusion in reference to scholarly publishers and states the basic principles of diversity, equity and inclusion that need to be adhered by. The editorial members, reviewers and support staff perform all the editorial processes and publication activities abiding by the Statement of Principles to ensure diversity, equity and inclusion.