About the Journal
Focus and Scope
YCS aims at collating and reviewing work in the field of Cosmopolitan Studies. The journal is an outcrop of the Centre for Cosmopolitan Studies. Cosmopolitan Studies is a growing field in the humanities and social sciences and this journal will aim to gather some of the best work on this topic in one place.
Centre for Cosmopolitan Studies, Dept of Social Anthropology, University of St Andrews
Peer Review Process
We will publish working papers and fully peer reviewed articles. Working papers will be published subject to editorial overview with 3 weeks from submission to a decision being made. Articles will be peer reviewed with an overall expectation of 3 months from submission to a decision being made.
YCS will be an annual publication.
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.
Online articles will be freely available under a Creative Commons licence.
Privacy and Consent Policy
The data collected from registered and non-registered users of this journal falls within the scope of the standard functioning of peer-reviewed journals. It includes information that makes communication possible for the editorial process; it is used to inform readers about the authorship and editing of content; it enables collecting aggregated data on readership behaviours, as well as tracking geopolitical and social elements of scholarly communication.
This journal’s editorial team uses this data to guide its work in publishing and improving this journal. Data that will assist in developing this journal platform (Open Journal Systems – OJS) may be shared with its developer Public Knowledge Project (PKP) in an anonymized and aggregated form, with appropriate exceptions such as article metrics. The data will not be sold by this journal or PKP nor will it be used for purposes other than those stated here.
Users who register with this journal, including authors and peer reviewers where applicable, consent to having their personal information stored in the University’s journal hosting platform (OJS) and processed by the platform and journal editorial teams. Authors published in this journal are also responsible for the human subject data that figures in the research reported in the journal.
Those involved in editing this journal seek to be compliant with industry standards for data privacy, including the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) provision for “data subject rights” that include (a) breach notification; (b) right of access; (c) the right to be forgotten; (d) data portability; and (e) privacy by design. The GDPR also allows for the recognition of “the public interest in the availability of the data,” which has a particular saliency for those involved in maintaining, with the greatest integrity possible, the public record of scholarly publishing.
All users whose details are stored in the University’s OJS installation can exercise their rights of the individual, as they are detailed in the GDPR.
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