Research Integrity

Rigorous Peer Review

Fincham Press ensures that all research output, in both journals and books, is thoroughly peer review by external reviewers, and offer the option of open peer review if required. Publications of a commentary or opinion nature may not be sent for external peer review but will include extensive editorial review and revisions. Through following COPE guidelines for best practice, Fincham Press editors and editorial boards receive ethical guidance and professional networking. 

Open Licenses

All Fincham Press content is released under open licenses from Creative Commons. We believe that only CC BY meets the requirements for true open access for books and journals, and strongly prefer CC0 for open research.

Research Data

All Fincham Press journals and books strongly encourage authors to make the research objects associated with their publications openly available. This means that peer reviewers are able to better assess the foundations of claims made, and the research community and wider public are able to similarly validate authors’ work, and are more easily able to extend and build upon it

Indexing

All Fincham Press content is indexed with CrossRef and assigned a Digital Object Identifier (DOI). This means that all of our references are made available so that citations can be tracked by the publishing community. The journal is also indexed with Google Scholar and the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ).

All of our article metadata is openly available for harvesting by indexing services via OAI-PMH and the journals are registered with Open Archives

No Lock-in

We endorse and adhere to the NISO Transfer Code of Practice, which ensures that when a journal transfers between publishers, that librarians, editors, and other publishers are informed and treated fairly.

We do not seek to possess journals or books content, but instead to support editors in operating them. All copyright to the published content is retained by the authors, Fincham Press does not retain rights to the published content and the content can be transferred away from Fincham Press if the society decided to change the publisher.