Copyright and Publishing Rights

The copyright and publishing rights for the Indus Journal of Social Sciences (IJSS) are held by the journal's publisher, the Indus Research Foundation. This means that the IJSS has the exclusive right to reproduce, distribute, and display the articles published in the journal.

When an author submits an article to the IJSS, they are asked to sign a copyright transfer agreement. This agreement transfers the copyright of the article to the IJSS, but the author retains the right to use the article for their own purposes, such as teaching or presenting at conferences.

The IJSS does allow authors to make their articles available on their own websites or institutional repositories after a period of embargo. The embargo period is typically 12 months, but it can vary depending on the journal's policies.

If you are an author who has published an article in the IJSS, you should carefully review the journal's copyright and publishing policies to understand your rights and responsibilities. You can find these policies on the IJSS website.

Here are some additional things to keep in mind about copyright and publishing rights for the IJSS:

  • The IJSS allows authors to self-archive their articles after the embargo period. This means that you can make your article available on your own website or institutional repository.
  • The IJSS does not allow authors to post their articles on preprint servers before they are published in the journal.
  • The IJSS may grant permission to third parties to reproduce or distribute articles from the journal, but this permission will always be subject to the IJSS's copyright and publishing policies.

If you have any questions about copyright and publishing rights for the IJSS, you should contact the journal's editorial office.