Open Access Policy Open Access Policy

 | Post date: 2022/07/16 | 
 What is platinum open access?
UMSHA Press supports platinum open access as a publishing model. Platinum open access means permanent and free access to published scientific works for readers and no publication fees for the authors – it is 100% free. All articles are published under the most flexible reuse standard – the CC BY  license.
Authors are not charged article processing fees or publication fees – no fees whatsoever. Importantly, authors retain copyright of their work and allow it to be shared and reused, provided that it is correctly cited.
Readers anywhere in the world may download, share or use the work, free of charge.
Manuscripts submitted for publication in a platinum open access journals are subject to the same rigorous peer-review and quality control as in scholarly subscription journals.


Who funds this?
All publication costs for articles in the UMSHA Press Journals are completely funded by the Hamadan University of Medical Sciences (UMSHA) in Iran. The UMSHA supports the advancement of scientific communication and information exchange, driven by the belief that scientific knowledge is a social good and should be available to everyone without barriers.

 Copyright Statement
All articles in the  Avicenna Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Care (AJNMC)  are published Open Access under a Creative Commons Attribution license ( This allows authors to copy and redistribute the material just in noncommercial usages, provided the original work is properly cited.

Self-archive policy
Authors of articles published in UMSHA Press journals are permitted to self-archive the preprint version of the article at any time, and may self-archive the post print and published version without embargo. Articles may be placed on:
- The author's personal website
- The author's company/institutional repository or archive
- Non-for-profit subject-based preprint servers or repositories (preprints)
- Non-for-profit subject-based repositories such as PubMed Central (post prints) and Research Gate
- Other suitable non-for-profit sites

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