Peer review

All research output from LARC, in both books and journals, is thoroughly peer reviewed by external reviewers. All of our journals are required to adhere to the COPE guidelines for best practice.

Anti-plagiarism checking

All articles submitted to LARC journals are automatically screened for plagiarism by the CrossCheck system from CrossRef. This system compares incoming articles to a large database of academic content, and alerts editors to any possible issues.


All our content is assigned a Digital Object Identifier (DOI). This means that all our references are made available so that citations can be tracked by the publishing community. All of our article metadata is openly available for harvesting by indexing services via OAI-PMH and the journals are registered with Open Archives.


As members of CLOCKSS (Controlled Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe) our content is regularly archived with many of the world’s leading research libraries. The CLOCKSS archive ensures that the LARC content will always be made available as open access, in any eventuality.

No Lock-in

LARC uses open, non-proprietary standards for all of its content, meaning that it can be easily transferred to archives and other publishers. All of our article XML is compliant with the Journal Archiving Tag Suite (JATS) schema.

We endorse and adhere to the UKSG Transfer Code of Practice, which ensures that when a journal transfers between publishers, that librarians, editors, and other publishers are informed and treated fairly.

Open Licenses

All LARC content is released under open licenses from Creative Commons.