AHSS Publishing is a ‘green’ publisher, as we allow self-archiving of accepted and published papers through open access policy. Authors retain the copyright of their scholarly work and can archive pre-print and post-print or publisher’s version/PDF to personal or institutional repositories or libraries without requiring permission from the journal or publisher.
Authors of published articles in AHSS are entitled to deposit their accepted manuscript (published papers) in institutional and/or centrally organized repositories and can make this publicly available immediately upon acceptance and publication, provided that the journal and OSRC Publishing are attributed as the original place of publication and that correct citation details are given.
Upon acceptance of paper by the journal, the authors acknowledge while making their article publicly available that the article has been accepted for publication as follows:
This article has been accepted for publication in [Journal Title] Published by AHSS Publishing.
Authors can also make their published article publicly available immediately after publication without requiring any permission to different repositories, libraries or personal websites provided that they also deposit the URL of their published article, in addition to the PDF version by correctly citing the journal name and AHSS Publishing as publisher along with other citation details.
In order to digitally preserve all published scholarly content, AHSS Publishing commits to submit the metadata of all its journals to LOCKS via PKP PN and other repositories such as Repec. This is to make sure that the published scholarly content by AHSS Publishing remains available to the community despite any accidental loss of data in its personal archival records. AHSS Publishing has further made sure that the metadata of all its open access journals is compliant to well-known repository services and their digital crawlers may regularly collect it for record and preservation.