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Interdisciplinary Journal of Rural and Community Studies is an open journal and provides immediate open access to its published contents. The copyrights of articles are retained by authors. Articles published are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives licence which permits non-commercial re-use (download, read, print, search, copy, distribute the link, etc) of an open-access article, as long as the original author and source are properly attributed, and provided the article is not modified or altered. The authors grant the publisher (ERRCDF) permission and license to apply a DOI to their articles and to archive them in databases and indexes such as DOAJ, SABINET, J-Gate, Scopus, EBSCO, ERIC, among others. The authors also grant the Journal/Publisher permission to publish the articles and be recognised as the original and the first publisher. Authors also grant any other third-party users the right to non-commercially use the article freely as long as its original authors and citation details are acknowledged without prior permission from the publisher or the author.
Open Access and Author Self-Archiving Policy
Interdisciplinary Journal of Rural and Community Studies adopted GOLD OPEN ACCESS which provides immediate open access to readers and other users, to all published articles by the Journal/publisher on our website. This means that the readers and other users pay nothing. However, the authors or their instructions or funders pay Article Processing Charge for life maintenance of the articles.
Interdisciplinary Journal of Rural and Community Studies permits and encourages authors to post items submitted to the journal on personal websites or institutional repositories (such as social-networking sites, ResearchGate and Academia.edu) both prior to and after publication while providing bibliographic details that credit, if applicable, its publication in this journal.
Deposit Policy/Archiving Policy
For the purpose of preservation and restoration, this journal uses SA ePublications (SABINET), PKP Preservation Network (PN), LOCKSS and CLOCKSS system to ensure a secure and permanent archive among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent journal archives. Both pre-published and post-published or publisher's version/PDF can be archived, without restrictions.
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Interdisciplinary Journal of Rural and Community Studies (IJRCS) is an internationally referred blind peer-reviewed "open access" journal published by Education Research and Rural Community Development Forum.