Is Academic Exchange Quarterly (AEQ) an open-access publication?

Academic Exchange Quarterly, ISSN 1096-1453,
independent double-blind-peer-reviewed print journal since 1997,
is a subscription-based publication.

All accepted submissions are published in AEQ print edition without any publishing fees.
Afterwards some may be published as open-access.
AEQ open-access is limited to less than 30% of published articles and encompasses three topics:
  • Editors' Choice   It is void of any publication fees because selection is made by editors.
  • Zeitgeist Essay   It is void of any publication fees when selection is made by editors.
    Otherwise, author pays publication fees.
  • How-to-essay   It is void of any publication fees when selection is made by editors.
    Otherwise, author pays publication fees.
Nowadays, academic publishing is not a clear black and white undertaking. There are a lot of gray areas.
Often, as in AEQ case, a journal employs mixed publishing model allowing articles to be published
in print and/or open-access.

  Academic Exchange Quarterly
also produces thematic issues that are co-published as
                                                            Sound Instruction Books

Academic Exchange Quarterly scholarly reputation derives from
the composite success of its published authors and not from anyone individual