Archiving Policy

  1. Purpose

The purpose of this Archiving Policy is to outline the procedures and guidelines for the preservation and accessibility of content published in the International Journal of Religion and Humanities (IJRH).

  1. Archiving Objectives

The objectives of the archiving policy are as follows:

  • To ensure the long-term preservation of published scholarly content.
  • To facilitate access to archived materials for research, educational, and reference purposes.
  • To comply with industry standards and best practices in archiving scholarly journals.
  • To safeguard the intellectual contributions of authors and the scholarly integrity of the journal.
  1. Archiving Methods

The International Journal of Religion and Humanities employs the following methods for archiving published content:

  • Digital Archiving: All published articles are digitally archived using secure and reliable digital preservation systems or platforms. These systems are regularly maintained to ensure the integrity and accessibility of archived materials.
  • Indexing and Abstracting Services: The journal ensures that its content is indexed and abstracted by reputable databases and indexing services to enhance discoverability and accessibility.
  • Institutional Repositories: The journal encourages authors to deposit preprints or postprints of their articles in institutional repositories or subject-specific repositories to broaden the dissemination of their research.
  • Collaboration with Archiving Partners: The journal may collaborate with trusted archiving partners or initiatives to ensure redundancy and diversity in archiving practices, thereby enhancing the resilience of the archival infrastructure.
  1. Access Policies

Access to archived content in the International Journal of Religion and Humanities is governed by the following policies:

  • Open Access: The journal may adopt an open-access model wherein archived content is freely accessible to readers without any subscription or access fees.
  • Embargo Periods: In cases where open access is not immediately feasible, the journal may impose embargo periods during which access to archived content is restricted to subscribers or registered users. After the embargo period elapses, content may be made openly accessible.
  • Licensing: Authors may retain copyright or grant the journal non-exclusive rights to distribute their work under Creative Commons or similar licensing arrangements, which may affect access policies.
  • Preservation of Access: The journal is committed to maintaining access to archived content over time, ensuring that links remain functional and that content remains accessible even in the event of platform migrations or changes.
  1. Review and Revision

This Archiving Policy will be periodically reviewed and revised as necessary to ensure alignment with evolving industry standards, technological advancements, and the needs of the scholarly community. Amendments to the policy will be communicated transparently to authors, readers, and relevant stakeholders.