Archiving Policy

Archiving Policy for "Research Journal for Social Affairs"

This policy outlines the guidelines for archiving and preserving the content published in "Research Journal for Social Affairs." It aims to ensure the long-term accessibility and availability of scholarly research for future generations and to support the dissemination of knowledge within the social sciences community.

I. Copyright and Licensing

  1. Authors retain copyright of their published articles under the [insert chosen Creative Commons license, e.g., Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC 4.0)]. This means authors have the right to share, copy, and modify their work, as long as they attribute the original publication in "Research Journal for Social Affairs" and do not use it for commercial purposes.
  2. Open Access Policy: "Research Journal for Social Affairs" adheres to an open access policy, making all published articles freely available online without any restrictions.

II. Archiving Rights and Options

  1. Authors' Self-Archiving: Authors are encouraged to self-archive their published articles in institutional repositories, personal websites, or other open access platforms. This can be done immediately upon publication or at any time thereafter.
  2. Journal Archiving: The journal itself will maintain a permanent archive of all published articles on its website. Additionally, the journal will deposit its content in recognized digital repositories like Portico, LOCKSS, or CLOCKSS to ensure long-term preservation and redundancy.
  3. Version Archiving: Authors can choose to archive different versions of their articles, such as the pre-print, accepted manuscript, or published version, depending on the repository's policies.

III. Archiving Requirements

  1. Citation: When self-archiving their articles, authors must always include the original publication details, including the article title, author(s), journal name, volume, issue, and page numbers, along with a clear statement that the article was originally published in "Research Journal for Social Affairs."
  2. Attribution: Authors must attribute the journal as the original publisher of their work in any subsequent publications or presentations.
  3. Compliance with Repository Policies: Authors should ensure their self-archived versions comply with the specific policies of the chosen repository.

IV. Additional Considerations

  1. Data Archiving: Authors are encouraged to share their research data associated with published articles in open data repositories to promote transparency and reproducibility.
  2. Preservation Technology: The journal will actively monitor and adopt new technologies and best practices for archiving and preserving its content.
  3. Policy Review: This archiving policy will be reviewed periodically to ensure its alignment with current best practices and the evolving scholarly publishing landscape.