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TRAMES. A Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences
ISSN 1736-7514 (Electronic)
ISSN 1406-0922 (Print)
Impact Factor (2021): 0.467

open access

TRAMES is committed to Open Access publishing.

From January 2022 the journal applies the least restricting Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license (CC BY 4.0) to all its articles. 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 here.

copyright and licensing policy

Creative Commons License

TRAMES is an international open access journal and from January 2022 the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license (CC BY 4.0) is applied to all its papers.

No transfer of copyright is necessary in order to publish a paper in the journal. The authors grant the journal a license to publish their work worldwide in all media and formats and identify itself as the original publisher. In addition, authors grant the journal the right to edit and make technical modifications to their work as deemed necessary by the publisher for the purposes of publication in the journal. The authors (or the holder of the authors’ copyright) retain full rights over their work, with acknowledgement of its original publication in the journal.   

By submitting manuscripts the authors agree that the article, if accepted and published, will become licensed under CC BY 4.0. This allows anyone to read, download, save, copy, print and redistribute 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 here

If any illustration or table is reproduced from a journal article, permission should be obtained from the copyright holder. Sources of any borrowed material should always be properly acknowledged.   

For any reuse or redistribution of an article, users should also make clear the license terms under which the work was published.

All articles in Vol. 25, Issues 1, 2, 3 and 4, 2021 were licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International license CC BY-NC 4.0.

Copyright owner of the articles published before 2021 is the Estonian Academy Publishers.

ethical requirements for the submitted paper

All research or methodologies identified as being conducted or developed by the authors or institutions have in fact been so conducted or developed.

Relevant prior and existing research and methodologies will be properly identified and referenced using the standard bibliographic and scientific conventions.

All the content of the submitted paper shall be the original work of the authors and shall not plagiarize the work of others. Short quotes from the work of others should be properly referenced with full bibliographic details of the quoted work. To quote or copy text or illustrations beyond a “short quote” will require the author to obtain permission from the rights holder.

Duplicate submission of the same paper to more than one scholarly journal while the decision from another journal on that same paper is still pending is prohibited as well as reporting the same results in somewhat different form.

Authors should take care not to defame other researchers in a personal sense.

Co-authors should be properly and appropriately identified. To be identified as co-author, however, the participant should have contributed to the conception and design of the project, drafted substantive portions of the paper and taken responsibility for the analysis and conclusions of the paper. Other participants with less responsibility should be identified and acknowledged for their contributions.

The authors of TRAMES should follow the good practices of ethics and research integrity.

The authors should follow the Ethical Codes for Scientists, e.g. the “Code of Ethics of Estonian Scientists”, the Code of Conduct for Research Integrity, and/or “Estonian Code of Conduct for Research Integrity” for all aspects of the research integrity and ethics (research planning, conduct, authorship, publication, data protection, and research in developing countries and research involving indigenous people; valid principles of research ethics, standards and legal regulations, informed consents of the subjects, and the necessary permits, approvals and consent of the ethics committee etc.).

archival policy

Digital copies of all issues and individual papers published in TRAMES are deposited in digital archive of the National Library of Estonia DIGAR.

article publication charges

The Estonian Academy Publishers (EAP) aims towards the widest possible distribution and availability of its publications. As part of this policy, full-text electronic versions of all articles published in its scholarly journals have been made freely accessible to anyone online: to read, download, re-use and share.

To ensure the sustainability of this policy, the authors with regard to most of the journals published by EAP are asked to contribute to the publication and the widest possible dissemination of their research outcomes through payment of publication charges. These standard charges vary by journal title and are designed to cover about half of the actual publication cost for an article of average length. No handling charge is applied to manuscripts that are eventually rejected by the publisher.

To partly cover the publication costs of the papers, the Estonian Academy Publishers charges a publication fee of €250 per publication of papers up to 20 printed pages. For all longer papers than 20 printed pages an additional page charge of €40 will be requested for each extra page. Authors are asked to cover the full cost for colour photographs, drawings or figures. Each page with a colour image costs €35 in print, but is free of charge online.

The publication charge is waived by the Estonian Academy Publishers in case of authors whose articles are based on studies supported by Estonian funding bodies (provided the specifics are explicitly declared by the author in the Acknowledgements) or who address priority topics in Estonian and Finno-Ugric cultures. Requests for waivers of publication and/or excess page charges should be presented in the cover letter. Herewith, information about support received from the Estonian Academy of Sciences will appear in the caption of an article.

Readers in general benefit most from research publications that are thorough, yet concisely presented. As handling, editorial and production costs are directly correlated with article length, EAP journals strongly prefer manuscripts of reasonable length. Longer papers are welcome provided the authors are willing to cover the excess costs. Excess page charges are additional to the standard journal charge and are scaled according to the typical article length within the scope of each journal title.

Authors are invited to pay the standard journal charge and the excess page charge after acceptance. Banking data will be sent to authors together with an acceptance note. Payment should be normally made in Euro to the bank account of the Estonian Academy Publishers. Prompt payment is advised, as the article will not be sent to the production cycle until payment is received. Using PayPal is also possible.

It may occasionally happen that an author of an accepted high-quality paper is short in funds. In all such instances, the editors of the corresponding journal may apply to the Estonian Academy Publishers for additional support. Requests for waivers of excess page charges are not considered in that case.

All charges are subject to VAT. If the author/institution is VAT registered in any of the EU countries, by providing their VAT registration number a tax invoice can be accommodated under the reverse charge.

Standard article fee (max. 20 printed pages)250
Excess page fee (printed page)40
Colour images (printed page)35