Open Access policy

The Hungarian Agricultural Engineering (HAE) journal is committed to the goals of open research. Our policies help authors achieve a high level of openness with their research and support them in meeting the open access (OA) requirements of their research funders and institutions.

Open access (OA) articles in HAE are published under Creative Commons licences. These provide an industry-standard framework to support easy re-use of open access material. 

Our preferred licence is the Creative Commons Attribution v4.0 International licence (CC BY). The CC BY licence is the most open licence available and considered the industry ‘gold standard’ for open access; it is also preferred by many funders. This licence allows readers to copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format, and to alter, transform, or build upon the material, including for commercial use, providing the original author is credited.

CC BY licence is used for all articles in issues of HAE journal.

The HAE journal with an open access option offer intergovernmental organisation (IGO) versions of Creative Commons licences on request, where required by the author’s employer.

Retrospective licence changes

Authors who have published via the immediate open access route in the HAE journal, may change the Creative Commons licence associated with their article after publication. Authors may only request to change from a more restrictive licence to CC BY (the least restrictive licence) and may only request to change to a standard licence offered by the journal, unless the licence is a necessary requirement of your funder.

Authors wishing to change the licence of their article retrospectively should contact the Editorial Board at with your Article’s title and list of Authors’ name.

About the cost of the open access (OA) publication, please visit the Article Processing Charge (APC) page for the Authors.