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We believe in responsible sharing


Global Transitions is a truly cross disciplinary journal. Rigorously yet rapidly peer reviewed, and fully Open Access: once published, your article will be immediately and permanently available to read for free, to download and to share. All published articles are available for free on ScienceDirect.

Peer review under the responsibility of KeAi Communications Co., Ltd.

To cover the costs of Open Access publishing, Global Transitions charges a fee. This fee, the Article Processing Charge (APC), is payable by the authors, their institutions or funding body. The APC for Global Transitions is USD 955 (plus VAT).

APCs Waived in 2020


All APCs for articles submitted to Global Transitions before the 31st of December, 2019 will be fully waived, so it will be free to publish in the journal.

Access Rights
All articles published open access will be immediately and permanently free for everyone to read, download, copy and distribute.

Your Paper, Your Choice: Copyright and Licenses:


Global Transitions offers you a choice of how readers can share your article:

Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY 4.0)

The CC-BY 4.0 license allows others to copy and distribute your article as long as you are credited for the work, including a DOI link to the publication of record in Global Transitions.

Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives (CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0)

The CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license allows others to copy and distribute your article, as long as you are credited for the work, including a DOI to the publication of record in Global Transitions and as long as this is not done for commercial purposes. Under this license your work cannot be changed or edited in any way.

Author Rights
For open access publishing this journal uses an exclusive licensing agreement. Authors will retain copyright alongside scholarly usage rights and KeAi Communications Co., Ltd. will be granted publishing and distribution rights.
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