Ibom Journal of Social Issues is now an open access journal. This new position was adopted to enhance unhindered global online access to published articles on its stable. The essence is to further make research findings and discoveries easily available to scholars/researchers at the global community level. Thus, all articles on Ibom Journal of Social Issues are open access articles. Authors and intending authors are therefore encouraged to take note of the open access status of the journal to avoid raising unnecessary copyright issues.