Running a journal takes time and resources, not least of its editors. All peer-reviewed content slated for Open Access publication, whether a single article in a journal or a lengthy monograph, must be put through the same rigorous process – in terms of content, linguistically and technically – before it is ready to be released. We provide journal editors, authors and their colleagues, editorial and technical support through this process. We have great faith in an efficient division of labor, where researchers devote their time to research, writing and peer review, while publishers handle copyediting and production, marketing and practicalities such as assisting with application processes and safeguarding routines for peer review.

Effective collaboration between a journal’s staff and a publisher with editorial expertise and experience in the Open Access arena can make all the difference in the success of the journal. Success being measured not in subscriber numbers, but in the quality of the content, its reach and citations. A publishing platform designed for optimal dissemination of articles is crucial for ensuring that research findings reach relevant scientific communities and a wider audience. And like traditional publications, Open Access journals require marketing and promotion – another important area where a publisher can help.

Our goal is to be the scholarly communities’ preferred partner in their Open Access publishing activity. We will do so maintaining strict routines for peer review, stringent ethical publishing policies and high standards for editorial quality control. We closely monitor guidelines and requirements set by the Norwegian association of higher education institutions, Universities Norway (UHR), the national research funding agencies of the Nordic countries, and other national and international authorities shaping policy within this evolving field. Cappelen Damm Akademisk aims to be a guarantor of genuine Open Access and quality publication of scientific research. Cappelen Damm Akademisk/NOASP is a member of the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA) and is registered with the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) and the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ).


Open Access content is published under licenses from Creative Commons, most often the CC BY license which is also the least restrictive. The CC BY (Creative Commons Attribution license) allows anyone to freely read, download, copy, print, redistribute and reuse the content for any legal purpose, provided the content is clearly attributed to the author. Other, more restrictive Creative Commons licenses can be more appropriate under certain circumstances.


All articles published on NOASP are archived with the digital preservation service, Portico.


All content published Open Access is intended to be as freely available as possible. Authors are therefore welcome – in fact, encouraged – to make their articles published on NOASP additionally available via personal and institutional webpages and to deposit them in relevant research and/or funding underwriter’s databases after publication. Authors are also encouraged to post preprint versions of their articles on institutional websites or research archives (on the condition that all bibliographic information is also disclosed).