Articles published in ESP are published with the Gold OA model open access policy which permits the author to access all articles and related content available for free immediately on the journal's website. The Gold Open Access scholarship is given to readers for free.
ESP follows APC-based gold OA
When an author's journal article is accepted for publishing in a Gold OA APC-based model, the publisher charges the author (or another entity on their behalf) a fee (article processing charge, or APC). The price charged for APCs varies significantly, ranging from a few hundred to several thousand dollars per paper. This fee makes the article available to all readers on the publisher's platform, usually under a Creative Commons or similar licence with broad reuse rights.
The authors have to transfer the copyright to the publisher, and it grants to all users to access the article, license to copy or reuse in any digital medium for any responsible purpose.
Before utilising a part of an article or an idea of an article or reusing the article, the user should provide proper attribution of authorship.
Criteria for Authorship and Contributions
Each author should have contributed enough to the work to be able to take public responsibility for suitable portions of it. Substantial contributions to the work's conception or design, or its acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data; and drafting the work or critically revising it for important intellectual content; and final approval of the version to be published; and agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions about the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.
Important contributions to the work's conception or design, or the collection, analysis, or interpretation of data; and composing the work or critically reworking it for substantial intellectual content; and final approval of the published version; and agreement to be responsible for all parts of the work, including ensuring that any questions about the accuracy or integrity of any component of the work are investigated and handled properly.