A primary output of this research is new ideas and knowledge, which we encourage our researchers to publish as high-quality, peer-reviewed research articles. We believe that maximizing the distribution of these publications – by providing free, online access – is the most effective way of ensuring that the research we fund can be accessed, read, and built upon. In turn, this will foster a richer research culture.

Specifically, we:

·       require electronic copies of any research papers, that have been accepted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal, and are supported in whole or in part by Art Frontier Journal, to be made available through the publisher’s website [www.artfrontier.cn] as soon as possible and in any event within three months of the publisher's official date of final publication.

·       encourage authors and publishers to license research publications using the Creative Commons Attribution license (CC-BY) so they may be freely copied and re-used (for example, for text- and data-mining purposes or creating a translation);

·       affirm the principle that it is the intrinsic merit of the work, and not the title of the journal or the publisher with which an author's work is published, that should be considered in making funding decisions.