Open access policy

AJMHR adopts an Open Access Policy based on the following principles:
Item 1:
General principles :

  • The AJMHR Open Access policy aims to provide free online access to publicly funded research.
  • Open Access to scientific work is based on the recognition of knowledge as a public good and the social and economic benefits that flow from it.
  • The effective and widespread dissemination of scientific results constitutes an important part of the role of the AJMHR as an organization for the publication of open access scientific articles.
  • The increased visibility of scientific results resulting from Open Access leads to an increase in the impact of publications.
  • The deposit in the institutional repository ensures the curation, long-term preservation, and increased dissemination of the scientific production of the AJMHR and their access for the conduct of internal and external evaluation.
    Item 2:
    • A Publication is defined as work, reviewed by peers, and published (or in the process of being published), carried out by researchers based in the Institute (for information purposes this includes articles, monographs, book chapters, reports, conference presentations).
    • A Researcher is a research staff member of the AJMHR, of any level and employment status.
    • An Institutional Open Access Repository is doaj established at AJMHR in accordance with international standards, containing digital content from various disciplines and providing state-of-the-art tools for searching, browsing and open access to its digital collections.
    • A Digital Copy is the electronic version of the publication in its final stage (either the author’s final peer-reviewed manuscript or the publisher’s version).
    • Research Data is the data (such as statistics, results of experiments, measurements, observations, recordings of interviews, images, etc.) used to validate the results presented in scientific publications.
    • An Embargo is the period during which a publication can be “protected” while being deposited in the repository (i.e. the publication is not freely available).
    • Metadata are the descriptors used to describe, trace, use and manage the deposited resource (for information only: the title of the publication, the author(s), the affiliation, the name of the journal where the publication was accepted).
    • An Appropriate Repository is a repository that provides open access to scientific results, allows citations by means of persistent identifiers (DOI or others) and provides qualitative metadata (including research funding acknowledgment) based on guidelines and accepted standards.
    Item 3:
    Policy :
    From April 2022, the AJMHR:
  • Requires its researchers to deposit in the institutional repository a digital copy of the full text, as well as the metadata associated with the publications (author’s final manuscript for the publisher’s version) upon acceptance for publication. Researchers are held responsible for the timely deposit of their publications in the institutional repository.
  • Requires that the full text of all publications referred to in 1 be freely available upon deposit or as soon as possible after deposit. In any case, the metadata must be freely accessible. For peer-reviewed publications, the deposited resource may remain protected for up to 6 months (or up to 12 months for publications in the social sciences and humanities). For the deposit of monographs referred to in paragraph 1, 2 remains mandatory, but access is closed until the publisher’s embargo has expired.
  • Requires that the repository of the abstract of the publication be freely accessible in the case of “protected” publications in order to increase their visibility.
  • For the purposes of individual or institutional evaluation of the research results of the institution and its members, AJMHR will only consider publications whose metadata and full texts are deposited in the institutional repository according to the stated requirements. above.
  • Encourages researchers to deposit research data supporting their publications in the institutional repository or in any other appropriate Open Access data repository.
  • Encourages its members to retain ownership of copyright and to allow publishers only the rights necessary for publication. This is possible through the use of addenda to the publishing agreement. Templates are available at and
  • Encourages researchers to deposit in the institutional repository publications published before the effective date of this policy and to make them freely accessible whenever possible.

Item 4:
Support and Monitoring of the Open Access Policy:

  1. Facilitate the adoption of Open Access by organizing seminars, events, awareness-raising actions, and education and training on Open Access issues.
  2. Verifies policy compliance by comparing repository content with information collected from indexing services, and by usage data (access and downloads) by publication/department/unit/institute etc.
  3. Provides the human resources and infrastructure necessary to support the Open Access policy.
  4. Provides links and interoperability with other databases such as Google Scholar.