Open Access

Open Access (OA) has emerged as a crucial strategy for making research findings widely accessible and readable. Al Aijaz Research Journal of Islamic Studies and Humanities publishing high-quality, peer-reviewed OA content benefits writers and the larger community. We encourage and support all financially viable types of OA. The varieties of OA we offer are briefly described on our introduction to open access page.

We create open access (OA) for various communities by publishing articles and collaborating with publishing partners like learned societies. Additionally, we offer social throughout all of our journals and article programmes, enabling writers to deposit content in a variety of places, including institutional and subject-specific repositories as well as for-profit social networking sites.

Scholarly research is made permanently accessible online for unrestricted viewing through open access. Additionally, OA can permit the publication of content in a way that permits readers to share, reuse, and modify it for use in new works. In order to support two different sorts of OA:

  • A replacement for subscriptions and other access fees is Gold Open Access. A Creative Commons licence, which permits free access, redistribution, and, frequently, reuse in new or derivative works, is used to publish content. Gold OA content is frequently, but not always, accompanied by an article.
  • Making a copy of a work publicly accessible in an institutional, subject, or other document repository is a practise known as Green Open Access (also known as Green archiving). The original (submitted) manuscript by the author or the version of the article that was accepted for publication after revisions for peer review is typically made available. The final published version may also be made available for select sorts of articles.

In contrast to Green OA, social sharing often occurs on commercial sharing websites or scholarly cooperation network websites as opposed to institutional repositories.

It's vital to share. We favour appropriate sharing. Sharing content is a natural and essential component of research. It promotes discussion and further advancement by disseminating new findings, increasing awareness of them, and stimulating dissemination.

In order to distribute content broadly, people engage in social sharing, which increases the effectiveness and efficiency of sharing. Social media platforms can aid scholars in establishing their reputations and fostering relationships with other researchers. With more and better online platforms to enable content discovery and access, social sharing is evolving quickly. Researchers are sharing their work more and more, but not necessarily in an ethical way. We embrace social sharing because we are enthusiastic about it and because research and education rely on the release of high-caliber books and journals.

What do we mean by sharing responsibly? Respecting the guidelines set forth by publishers regarding the kind of content that may be publicly uploaded online and the timing of such postings is considered responsible sharing. In the end, it means exchanging in a way that doesn't threaten the longevity of the high calibre publications that support research and education.