Diwan has started to publish all scholarly articles under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) license since 2020 (issue 1).
The journal is an open-access journal and all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Except for commercial purposes, users are allowed to read, download, copy, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access. Diwan has added its name to the Budapest Open Access
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“Open Access” is a catch-all term covering both Gratis and Libre Open Access. More than 20 years ago, Open Access was understood to mean content that was available for free without a price attached. This kind of Open Access is now referred to as Gratis Open Access. Over time, as the concept of open access became more widely accepted, there was a need to be clearer about what users were allowed to do with the content. This meant that the users’ rights needed to be clearly stated. This kind of Open Access has no price barriers and removes at least some of the permission barriers. It is referred to as Libre Open Access. Different levels of permissions for reuse exist, like commercial use, creating translations, etc (as indicated by the six different Creative Commons licenses, for example), different variants of Libre Open Access also exist (https://publicationethics.org/user/1277944).
The Publisher believes that for Open Access to work effectively, user rights, through licensing, and copyrightl ownership need to be clear.
*By submitting their work to the journal, the authors are deemed to have accepted the following conditions.
1. The copyright of the published article belongs to its author under CC BY-NC 4.0 license.
2. The authors authorize this Journal to publish the article and identify itself as the original publisher.
3. The authors grant the right to freely use the article to any third party as long as the original authors and citation details are identified.
4. Nothing in this license impairs or restricts an author’s right to preserve the integrity and ownership of their work.
5. All commercial rights related to the article belong to the authors.
The articles in the journal are licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) license.
The Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) license permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms.
You are free to:
1) Share: Copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format
2) Adapt: Remix, transform, and build upon the material
Under the following terms:
1) Attribution: You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.
2) NonCommercial: You may not use the material for commercial purposes.
No additional restrictions: You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.
Articles published in this journal are digitally archived in LOCKSS. The LOCKSS system has permission to collect, preserve and present this access Archive Unit.
1. The Publisher allows authors the use of the final published version of an article (publisher pdf) for self-archiving (author’s personal website) and/or archiving in an institutional repository after publication.
2. Authors may self-archive their articles in public and/or commercial subject-based repositories. There is no embargo period but the published source must be acknowledged and a link to the journal home page or articles’ DOI must be set.
3. Authors may download print of the article as a PDF document. Authors may send copies of the article to colleagues without embargo.
4. The publisher allow all versions of papers (Submitted version,
Accepted version, Published version) to be deposited in an institutional or other repository of the author’s choice without embargo.