oa Indo-Pacific Journal of Phenomenology - Editorial
The Indo-Pacific Journal of Phenomenology has, for several years, received generous sponsorship from Rhodes University and, more recently, the University of Johannesburg, as well as being the recipient of on-going support from Edith Cowan University in Australia. However, this has always been on the understanding that the journal would work towards becoming self-supporting in order to ensure long-term sustainability. Consequently, after several months of deliberation, consultation and discussion across a broad spectrum of the publishing and academic arena, it was finally agreed that 2010 would usher in a new era for the journal through the introduction of an author-based processing fee for submissions accepted for publication. Not only would this serve to cover the costs that are necessarily involved in any publishing endeavour, but it would enable the IPJP to remain true to the open-access model, with the journal's readers thus continuing to be able to freely download full-text articles. Under this new model, I am pleased to report, the journal is already seeing a smooth flow of high-quality submissions from both hemispheres.
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