Open access policy and copyrights

Socialno delo is an open access journal, which means that all content is freely available without charge. All articles are published on the website as soon as a new issue is published. According to the definition of open access "Budapest Open Access Initiative" (BOAI), readers of the online journal may read, store, copy, distribute, print, search or send the full texts or articles in this journal without prior consent of the publisher or authors.

Socialno delo has been publishing according to the diamond open access model, which means that all articles are available online to all users immediately after publication.

In Issue 1/2023, Socialno delo was published under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial International License (CC-BY-NC) that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal. From 2/2023 on, Socialno delo is published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike (Creative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International — CC BY-SA 4.0)


Permanent storage policy

The magazine has a permanent archive in the digital library of Slovenia The National and University Library takes care of the repository or permanent storage.

We allow authors to deposit versions of their work in the Repository of the University of Ljubljana (RUL).


Research data
With open access to research data, better transperency and provability of findings presented in articles are enhanced. We ensure the collected data reach a level of aknowledged independent scienctific result, but above all, by allowing the collected data to be reused by researchers, the field of science is expanded.

Socialno delo Journal accepts the following principles and ways of accessing researh data:

Authors are encouraged to provide open access to their own research data used in their texts published in Socialno delo Journal. We recommend authors to publish research data in data repositories, centres or archives, in line with legislation and ethic criteria of their profession. We advise them to select among trustworthy domain-specific repositories that allow various regimes of access for different non-sensitive data, for example open access, access by registration, access for research purposes, access in secured conditions (through a safe link or in a safe room). In accordance with the national open access policy, we recommend publication in the following repositories: Repozitorij Univerze v Ljubljani, Slovenian Social Science Data Archives, a foreign repository in accordance with the financier's demands, Zenodo. If the mentioned repositories don't suit you, please try to use the Repository of Research Data Register: Registrom repozitorijev raziskovalnih podatkov.

Authors who in their contributions use the existing data sources, are obliged to cite them correctly. Citation of open access research data is defined by a repository or an archive where the data are available. For citing data, Socialno delo Journal recommends the method in line with APA citation style.

In double blind peer review, peer reviewers will be granted an access to research data only if relevant repository can assure the possiblity of anonimous or blind access.

If you have question, please refer to the editors: or the Library of the Faculty of Social Work

The submission of a manuscript implies that, should the manuscript be accepted for publication, the author assigns copyright to the Publisher while retaining the right to reuse the material, provided its publication in Socialno delo is acknowledged with full citation.