Repository policy

The International Journal of Research (IJR) recognizes the importance of maximizing the visibility and accessibility of scholarly research by supporting the self-archiving of its publications. Here’s an outline of IJR’s repository policy:

IJR Repository Policy

Objective: To enhance the dissemination and impact of published research by allowing authors to archive versions of their work in institutional or subject-specific repositories.

Author Rights:

  • Pre-print Version: Authors are permitted to deposit pre-peer review versions of their work in any repository of their choice. This version is the author's manuscript before formal peer review and without any editorial or peer review amendments.
  • Post-print Version: After peer review, authors can deposit their accepted manuscripts (post-print) in institutional repositories. The post-print includes revisions made during the peer review process but does not include the journal's formatting or final PDF version provided by IJR.
  • Publisher's Version/PDF: Authors may be allowed to deposit the final published version (publisher’s PDF) depending on the specific terms of the licensing agreement with IJR. Typically, this is subject to an embargo period or may require a direct link to the journal’s website for access to the final version.

Platforms and Services:

  • Sherpa/Romeo: The policy details, including any specific restrictions or conditions, are recorded and can be accessed on Sherpa/Romeo, which is a widely recognized database providing open access policy information of journals globally.
  • Diadorim: For Brazilian and other Latin American authors, policy specifics are recorded on Diadorim, which lists journal policies regarding the deposit of research in open access repositories.
  • Dulcinea: For Spanish researchers, Dulcinea provides detailed information on the rights of authors to self-archive in Spain, listing IJR’s policy as well.
  • Mir@bel: This service provides information regarding the access to journals and their articles, including the conditions under which the archives can be made available in repositories.

Repository Locations:

  • Institutional Repositories: Authors are encouraged to use their institutional repositories to ensure that their research is accessible within their academic community.
  • Subject Repositories: Depending on the field of study, authors may also deposit in subject-specific repositories (e.g., PubMed Central, arXiv, SSRN) that correspond to their research area.


  • Acknowledgment of Publication: All repository versions must include proper citation of the published work with a link to the journal’s homepage or the direct URL of the published article on IJR’s website.
  • Embargo Periods: Depending on the licensing terms, there may be an embargo period before which the post-print or publisher’s version can be made publicly available.

Visibility and Compliance:

  • Accessibility: IJR aims to promote accessibility and long-term archiving of scholarly articles, enhancing their visibility and impact.
  • Compliance with Funder Mandates: This policy assists authors in complying with the open access mandates of their funding bodies or institutions.

IJR’s repository policy is designed to support the broad dissemination of research while respecting the rights of authors and the interests of the journal. By allowing the archiving of different versions of scholarly articles, IJR ensures that the research is accessible to a wider audience, thus increasing citation and impact. This policy is clearly documented in international repositories like Sherpa/Romeo, Diadorim, Dulcinea, and Mir@bel, ensuring transparency and ease of access to policy details for authors worldwide.