Open Access & Licenses Policy

All research articles/manuscripts published in the IJSMCSE journal are fully open access, meaning they are immediately and freely available for reading, downloading, and sharing. These articles are published under the terms of a Creative Commons License, allowing their use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided proper citation is given. Commercial use of articles/manuscripts published in IJSMCSE is strictly prohibited. Contrary to a common misconception, open access publishing in our journal involves a rigorous peer-review process. IJSMCSE is a strictly peer-reviewed journal that follows a well-defined peer-review process, as outlined in its Peer Review Policy. While the terms "Gold Open Access" or "Hybrid Open Access" are often associated with immediate availability of articles/manuscripts on the journal's website with some associated publishing fees, IJSMCSE provides open access under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License without imposing any publication or open access (OA) charges. Articles/manuscripts published by GSE Publications in its journal IJSMCSE are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0).

Additionally, the IJSMCSE Journal adheres to certain Open Access Best Practice Guidelines established by the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA), in collaboration with the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), and the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME). These guidelines are designed to define the principles of transparency and best practices for scholarly publications. It is important to note that once selected, Creative Commons user licenses are non-revocable. GSE Publication and its journal, IJSMCSE, recommend that authors verify whether their funding body requires a specific license, underscoring the significance of understanding and complying with any licensing requirements associated with their research funding.