Archives & Archiving Policy

Archiving Policy

The International Journal of Librarianship and Information Science (IJoLIS) allows self-archiving of accepted and published papers through open access policy before and after the publication of a paper in IJoLIS. Authors retain the copyright of their scholarly work and can archive pre-print and post-print or publisher’s version/PDF to personal or institutional repositories or libraries anytime without requiring permission from the journal or publisher.
Authors of published articles in IJoLIS are entitled to deposit their accepted manuscript or the version of record (published papers) in institutional and/or centrally organized repositories and can make this publicly available immediately upon acceptance and publication, provided that the Journal is attributed as the original place of publication and that correct citation details are given.

Upon acceptance of paper by the IJoLIS, the authors acknowledge while making their article publicly available that the article has been accepted for publication as follows:
• This article has been accepted for publication in International Journal of Librarianship and Information Science (IJoLIS) published by the Department of Library and Information Sciences, Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad, Pakistan.
• Authors can also make their published article publicly available immediately after publication without requiring any permission to different repositories, libraries, or personal websites provided that they also give the URL of their published article, in addition to the PDF version by correctly citing the Journal name and publisher along with other citation details.