Archiving and repository policy

Archiving policy

The International Journal for Religious Freedom (IJRF) uses as long-term preservation service, where each journal is currently archived – Open Journal Systems.

Open Journal Systems (OJS) is an open-source software application for managing and publishing scholarly journals. Originally developed and released by PKP in 2001 to improve access to research, it is the most widely used open-source journal publishing platform in existence, with over 30,000 journals using it worldwide.

Repository policy

IJRF policy for repository of the authors’ work of their own choice. IJRF allows authors to deposit versions of their work in an institutional or other repository of their choice. All the papers published in IJRF are available on SABINET and EBSCO.

IJRF allows authors to deposit Published version (Version of Record) of their paper in an institutional or other repository of their choice (e.g., Google Scholar,, ResearchGate). The author is allowed to use and reposit its own published work, by downloading it from the journal website; no modifications such as article’s reformatting or repaginating are allowed.

In addition, IJRF provides repository within the Open Journal Systems (OJS) open-source software application of the IJRF journals, for the following versions:

• Submitted version – reposited in OJS, but not publicly available
• Accepted version (Author Accepted Manuscript) – reposited in OJS, but not publicly available
• Published version (Version of Record) – reposited in OJS, and publicly available – open access
• Persistent identifiers policy

IJRF uses persistent article identifiers for its journals. A persistent article identifier (PID) is used to find the article no matter where it is located. The most common type of PID is the digital object identifier (DOI).

IJRF uses DOIs for all its open-access materials.

Furthermore, IJRF allows for ORCID IDs to be present in article metadata, each author being able to introduce his/her own ORCID ID starting with the manuscript submission using the Open Journal System.