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    Research integrity

    Our policy on research integrity is based on the Principles of Transparency from the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

    Open Access and copyright

    LSE Press is an open access publisher, and all of our publications are free to read.

    Journal content is licenced using a CC BY (Creative Commons Attribution) licence, allowing full re-use with credit to authors.

    Research data and software

    In line with the LSE’s research data management policy we acknowledge the value in effective management of research data for long-term preservation and reuse. The policy states that “data will be open to the fullest possible extent unless covered by overriding commercial, contractual, legal, or ethical obligations”. As such our recommended licence for research data is CC0 and we have a range of policy types for journal editors to choose from. These are based on Springer Nature’s research data policy texts, made available under a CC BY licence.

    Data should be submitted to discipline-specific, community-recognised repository where possible (for example, UK Data Service ReShare or to Dataverse through Ubiquity Press, our platform provider).


    LSE Press strongly recommends that all editors, reviewers and authors register an account with ORCID. ORCID is a unique and persistent ID that enables accurate attribution for scholarly work, ensuring that the correct author receives the credit for their contributions. An ORCID remains the same no matter any changes of name, affiliation, or research area.

    Peer review

    Peer reviewing arrangements for individual journals published by the LSE Press are determined by the editorial board for each journal. We support a range of peer review models, depending on which is most suitable for the journal.


    All content published with LSE Press is assigned a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) for online tracking and referencing.

    We register our journals and books with as many suitable indexers as possible and can provide advice to editors on how to improve the chances of application to high impact index services. All of our article metadata are openly available for harvesting by indexing services via OAI-PMH and the journals are registered with Open Archives for discovery.

    We assist our editors with getting their journals indexed in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and can provide advice on getting indexed in databases such as Scopus or Web of Science.


    LSE Press content is archived with LOCKSS, and copies of all LSE Press content is also made available from LSE Research Online, the School’s open access repository.