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TRAMES. A Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences
ISSN 1736-7514 (Electronic)
ISSN 1406-0922 (Print)
Impact Factor (2022): 0.2

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

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

If you wish to include any previously published figures or tables, written permission (for both the print and online formats) must be obtained from the copyright holder prior to submission, except for publications with open access licenses. Identify previously published material by giving the original source in the form of a reference citation at the end of the figure/table caption.

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.

data availability policy

Authors are encouraged to share or make available any data and materials supporting the results or analyses presented in their paper.

If the article is accepted for publication, the Data Availability Statement will be published as part of the article before the references. For manuscripts that do not report data, authors can state in their Data Availability Statement that data are contained within the article.

Please note that data should only be shared if it is ethically correct to do so, where this does not violate the protection of human subjects, or other valid ethical, privacy, or security concerns.

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 substantial 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 “European code of conduct for research integrity (ALLEA rev. ed. 2023)”, “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.).

policy on the use of AI tools

Estonian Academy Publishers has made the two following adjustments to its selection criteria to cover the use of AI by our authors: 

  • AI tools cannot be listed as an author.   
  • The use of AI tools, including the name of the tool and how it was used, should be disclosed in the text of the manuscript. This note could be in the Materials and Methods, a statement at the end of the manuscript, or another location that works best for the format of the manuscript.   

preprint policy

We accept manuscripts already posted to a preprint server but kindly ask you to make us aware of that in the covering letter. Please include a link to the preprint, and as appropriate, state how the manuscript has been adjusted/updated between deposition and submission.

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 fee of  €400 per publication of papers up to 20 printed pages. For all longer papers than 20 printed pages an additional charge of €50 will be requested for each extra page. Authors will be asked to cover the full cost for reproduction of colour artwork at a rate of €45 for one printed page. Colour figures online will be published free of charge.

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.

The publication fee of articles up to 20 printed pages will be waived by the Estonian Academy of Sciences in case of authors whose work was supported by Estonian granting agencies or other Estonian funding bodies.

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)400
Excess page fee (printed page)50
Colour images (printed page)45
Galley change fee (GCF) (working hour)35