Author Self-Archiving Policy
The Journal of Ideas in Health grants the author (s) permission to self-archive a pre-print, an author's accepted manuscript version, and a published version of their article under the following policy:
- The first stage is when the manuscript is drafted completely and is ready for submission (before the peer review), which is sometimes called the original or pre-print version. In this stage, the author (s) have the right to make a Pre-Print of their Article available anywhere at any time. Several choices are available for the author (s) to self-archive a pre-print version, such as their own personal websites, institutional or non-commercial subject-based repositories, commercial platforms websites or repositories, or social media. However, Once the Article has been published in the Journal of Ideas in Health, the author (s) should update the acknowledgment and provide a link to the definitive version on the Journal’s website: “This is a pre-print of an article published in [Journal of Ideas in Health]. The final authenticated version is available online at https://doi.org/[insert Digital Object Identifier (DOI)]".
- The second stage is when the manuscript has been accepted in the Journal of Ideas in Health after successfully passing the peer-review process and just before undergoing copyediting, typesetting, and proof correction. In this stage, the Journal of Ideas in Health made clear that an ("Embargo Period") extends from the date of acceptance to publication.
However, during the ("Embargo Period,") the author (s) retain the following rights:
- To make their accepted manuscript available in their own personal webpage (excluding commercial websites and repositories).
- To deposit their accepted article on their employer's internal website, their institutional and/or funder repositories, provided that they are not made publicly available until after the Embargo Period. In this case, An acknowledgment should be included after the article being published in the Journal of Ideas in Health as follows: “This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of an article published in [Journal of Ideas in Health]. The final authenticated version is available online at http://dx.doi.org/[insert DOI]".
- The Journal of Ideas in Health defines commercial websites and/or repositories as services intended to make a commercial gain. This definition includes charging fees for access, distribution, or aggregation of Journal content, selling advertising on websites, repositories, or any other way alongside the Journal content, and the sale of user data.
- The third stage is when the article has published online, granted specific DOI, and appeared in the Journal of Ideas in Health. The Journal of Ideas in Health is an open-access journal; therefore, in this stage, the author (s) retain the rights to upload and distribute their links anywhere upon publication immediately.
- Author (s) retain the right to reuse the Abstract and Citation information (e.g., Title, Author name, Publication dates) of their published article anywhere at any time, providing that where possible to include the DOI, which can be found in the Citation information about the published article online.
- Author (s) will be responsible for all funding agency compliance and the accuracy of information provided in relation to their article. The Journal of Ideas in Health shall not be responsible for checking that funding agency requirements have been complied with.
- The Journal of Ideas in Health accepts publishing articles under a CC BY license; therefore, author (s) may share and distribute their articles anywhere, including commercial repositories, immediately on publication. In this case, the Journal of Ideas in Health should be clearly attributed as the original place of publication, and correct citation details should be given. Author (s) should also deposit the URL of their published article in any repository.