The eBLJ has always been a free to read journal. From 2020, it has been an open access journal through the adoption of Creative Commons licences.
The Journal is published by the British Library Board. Articles are hosted on the British Library’s repository, which runs on the open source Hyku platform. The British Library preserves the eBLJ through its legal deposit process, as well as via the UK Web Archive.
Authors are the copyright holders, and so are free to distribute their work. On official acceptance of the article by the Journal, authors will be able to self-archive the accepted manuscript (the version which incorporates peer review changes) on their personal website, institutional or disciplinary repository. Authors may also wish to add a note about acceptance in the eBLJ. On publication, authors can replace the accepted manuscript with the final published version. If they promote the article through their blog or social media channels, any user who clicks on the article’s digital object identifier (DOI) will be taken straight to the article landing page.