Archiving Policy

The Indus Journal of Social Sciences (IJSS) has the following archiving policy:

  • All articles published in IJSS are archived on the journal's website and the Islamia University of Bahawalpur's digital library for free access and download.
  • The digital archive is regularly updated and maintained.
  • Authors are entitled to self-archive the submitted (preprint) version of their article at any time.
  • Authors may self-archive the accepted (peer-reviewed) version of their article after an embargo period of 24 months.
  • The accepted version may be placed on:
    • The author's personal website.
    • The author's company/institutional repository or archive.
    • Not-for-profit subject-based repositories such as PubMed Central.

The archiving policy of IJSS is designed to ensure the long-term accessibility and integrity of the journal's published articles. By making the articles freely available online, the journal is making a significant contribution to the dissemination of knowledge and research.

Here are some of the benefits of archiving articles:

  • Articles are preserved for future generations.
  • Articles are made accessible to a wider audience.
  • Articles are protected from being lost or damaged.
  • Articles are citable and can be used to support research.
  • Articles can be used to inform policy and decision-making.

If you are an author who has published an article in IJSS, you are encouraged to self-archive your article. This will help to ensure that your work is preserved and made available to the world.

Here are some tips for self-archiving your article:

  • Choose a reputable repository that is committed to long-term preservation.
  • Make sure that the repository accepts articles in the format that your article is published in.
  • Follow the repository's instructions for depositing your article.
  • Update your metadata regularly to ensure that your article is always findable.

By self-archiving your article, you are making a valuable contribution to the preservation of knowledge and research.