The Estonian Journal of Earth Sciences is committed to Open Access publishing, and belongs to the so-called Gold Open Access group of journals (see the ‘Copyright and Licensing Policy’ section for further explanation).
The journal applies the least restricting Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License CC-BY to all articles (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/). It means that all articles become freely accessible once published. This allows anyone to read, download, save, copy, print and distribute the paper in any medium or format, and remix, transform and build upon the paper for any purpose, including commercially, as long as the original authors and source are cited. In doing so, no permission is required from the authors or the publishers. For full details on Creative Commons licensing conditions check https://creativecommons.org.
The Estonian Journal of Earth Sciences has no submission fees or article processing charges. However, there is page charge for papers longer than 12 printed pages and the authors are asked to cover all costs for colour printing (online-only colour illustrations are free of charge). See the instructions to authors for pricing and additional details.
The Estonian Journal of Earth Sciences is listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals (https://doaj.org/toc).
Digital copies of all issues and individual papers published are deposited in the Estonian National Library Digital Archive DIGAR (http://www.digar.ee/arhiiv/en).