About the Journal

BAF-Online known as BAF-O (ISSN: 2504-2076) is the publication platform of the Berner Altorientalisches Forum (BAF). It makes available to the public within the shortest possible delays vidcasts of the talks that have been held at the BAF. The vidcasts published at BAF Online have been peer-reviewed by members of the BAF scientific committee and are quotable. 

The aim of BAF-O is to facilitate the dissemination and publication of ideas prior to final results. In order to facilitate communication across subjects and disciplines the BAF has adopted an epistemological approach. This means that the talks are organised into panels based on some of the greater conceptual or methodological issues they touch upon.

BAF-O provides immediate open access to its content in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. The content is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 4.0) that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
BAF-Online does not charge any article processing charges (APCs) or article submission charges (ASCs) and BAF-Online does allow the author(s) to hold the copyright without restrictions.

To submit a contribution to BAF-O you must have presented a talk at the annual BAF.

Publication Ethics and Plagiarism
BAF-O endeavors to ensure the high quality of its publications. It adheres to high standards of ethical behavior and expects them to be adhered by all parties involved in the publication. This includes the author, journal editor, peer reviewers and publisher. BAF-Online follows the guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) for the preservation of scientific integrity.
BAF-O is committed to publish only original material that has not already been published or reviewed elsewhere. Any manuscript that raises concerns about plagiarism will be checked and cases of plagiarism (including self-plagiarism) will be sanctioned.

To ensure the long-term availability of scientific information, the contents of the journal are archived with LOCKSS.