Open Access Information and Policy

Pakistan Journal of Psychological Research is committed to support the goals of open research and help authors and funders to achieve a high level of openness with their research. All the published articles are made immediately available worldwide under an open access Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 license, which grants authors the most extensive rights. This means:

  • Everyone has free and unlimited access to the full-text of all published articles of the journals.
  • Provision to re-use the published material if the proper accreditation/citation of the original publication is given;
  • Open access publication is supported by the authors' institutes or research funding agencies by payment of a comparatively low Article Processing Charge (APC) for the accepted articles.

It simply means that peer-reviewed literature is freely available without subscription or any other price barriers. The literature is immediately released in the open-access format, and published material can be reused without getting any special permission, provided a correct citation to the original publication is ensured.

Important Note: Mostly reviews or sometimes articles published in Pakistan Journal of Psychological Research may contain figures, texts, or tables that were taken from some other publications, and as we don't hold the copyright or authority to re-license the published material, so you should INQUIRE WITH ORIGINAL COPYRIGHT HOLDER if that material can be reused or not.

Permissions & Authorization

All articles published in Pakistan Journal of Psychological Research including data, graphics, and supplements can be linked from external sources, scanned by search engines, re-used by text mining applications or websites, blogs, etc. free of charge under the sole condition of proper accreditation of the source. To reuse all or part of articles published in the Pakistan Journal of Psychological Research, no special permission is required, under an Open Access Creative Common CC BY license. But the reuse of an article doesn't imply endorsement by the respective authors or Pakistan Journal of Psychological Research.

Benefits of Open Access for Authors

  • High Content Visibility & Accessibility
  • Higher Citation Impact
  • Lower Publishing Costs
  • Faster Publications
  • Reviewer's Recognition