Disability Studies Quarterly Implements Creative Commons

Starting with Volume 36, Issue No. 4 (2016), Disability Studies Quarterly will be published under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives license (CC BY-NC-ND). Creative Commons licenses allow copyright owners (in this case, our authors) to encourage sharing and reuse of their work, with proper attribution, under specific circumstances. The CC BY-NC-ND license that we have chosen for Disability Studies Quarterly allows readers and researchers to print, share, re-post, and republish an article, without the permission of the author, as long as the work is properly attributed, it isn’t used commercially, and it isn’t changed in any way. Disability Studies Quarterly is already Open Access, meaning that its content is freely available to anyone, anywhere, as long as it they have an internet connection. Adding a Creative Commons license is one more step toward a more open and equitable scholarly publishing landscape. To learn more about the license and how it works, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/. To learn more about Creative Commons, visit  https://creativecommons.org/. If you are interested in submitting to Disability Studies Quarterly and you have questions about what this license means for your work, contact the editor.