Editorial board of the collection of scientific papers “Economic Theory and Law” supports the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI, 2002) as a public statement of principles relating to open access to the research literature.
The document contains one of the most widely used definitions of open access:
«By “open access” to this literature, we mean its free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself. The only constraint on reproduction and distribution, and the only role for copyright in this domain, should be to give authors control over the integrity of their work and the right to be properly acknowledged and cited».
All articles in the collection of scientific papers “Economic Theory and Law” are accessible to all users immediately upon publication of the issue.
Full text of Budapest Open Access Initiative at link.